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402-0205-00L  Quantum Mechanics I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersT. K. Gehrmann
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman

Catalogue data

AbstractIntroduction to non-relativistic single-particle quantum mechanics. In particular, the basic concepts of quantum mechanics, such as the quantisation of classical systems, wave functions and the description of observables as operators on a Hilbert space, and the formulation of symmetries will be discussed. Basic phenomena will be analysed and illustrated by generic examples.
ObjectiveIntroduction to single-particle quantum mechanics. Familiarity with basic ideas and concepts (quantisation, operator formalism, symmetries, perturbation theory) and generic examples and applications (bound states, tunneling, scattering states, in one- and three-dimensional settings). Ability to solve simple problems.
ContentKeywords: Schrödinger equation, basic formalism of quantum mechanics (states, operators, commutators, measuring process), symmetries (translations, rotations), quantum mechanics in one dimension, spherically symmetric problems in three dimensions, scattering theory, perturbation theory, variational techniques, spin, addition of angular momenta, relation between QM and classical physics.
LiteratureF. Schwabl: Quantum mechanics
J.J. Sakurai: Modern Quantum Mechanics
C. Cohen-Tannoudji: Quantum mechanics I

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Programme in Physics 2016; Version 25.02.2020 (Examination Block 3)
ECTS credits10 credits
ExaminersT. K. Gehrmann
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 180 minutes
Written aidsEin beidseitig handbeschriebenes A4-Blatt (Formelsammlung)
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402-0205-00 VQuantenmechanik I
**gemeinsam mit der Uni Zürich**
3 hrs
Tue09-11HPV G 4 »
Thu11-12HPV G 4 »
T. K. Gehrmann
402-0205-00 UQuantenmechanik I
**gemeinsam mit der Uni Zürich**
Do 9-11 oder Do 15-17 gemäss Gruppeneinteilung
2 hrs
Thu09-11HCI H 8.1 »
09-11HIT J 53 »
15-17HIL E 10.1 »
15-17HIL F 10.3 »
15-17HPK D 24.2 »
15-17HPV G 4 »
T. K. Gehrmann


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