# 402-0205-00L Quantum Mechanics I

Semester | Autumn Semester 2018 |

Lecturers | M. Gaberdiel |

Periodicity | yearly recurring course |

Language of instruction | German |

Abstract | Introduction to non-relativistic single-particle quantum mechanics. In particular, the basic concepts of quantum mechanics, such as the quantisation of classical systems, wave functions, the description of observables as operators on a Hilbert space, as well as the formulation of symmetries, will be discussed. Basic phenomena will be analysed and illustrated by generic examples. |

Objective | Introduction to single-particle quantum mechanics. Familiarity with basic ideas and concepts (quantisation, operator formalism, symmetries, angular momentum, perturbation theory) and generic examples and applications (bound states, tunneling, hydrogen atom, harmonic oscillator). Ability to solve simple problems. |

Content | Keywords: Schrödinger equation, basic formalism of quantum mechanics (states, operators, commutators, measuring process), symmetries (translations, rotations, discrete symmetries), quantum mechanics in one dimension, spherically symmetric problems in three dimensions, hydrogen atom, harmonic oscillator, angular momentum, spin, addition of angular momenta, relation between QM and classical physics. |

Literature | J.J. Sakurai: Modern Quantum Mechanics A. Messiah: Quantum Mechanics I S. Weinberg: Lectures on Quantum Mechanics |