This course is complementary to the lecture course. After passing this course, the students will be able to account for the basic theory in quantum mechanics such as wave functions, operators and Schoredinger equation, and further be able to apply the theory by solving exercise problems.
The students will be able to solve basics problems of quantum mechanics such as particle-in-a-box and harmonic oscillators.
Schrodinger equation, operators, wave equation
✔ Specialist skills | Intercultural skills | Communication skills | Critical thinking skills | Practical and/or problem-solving skills |
Presentation and reports are required.
Course schedule | Required learning | |
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Class 1 | Introduction | To review mathematical formulae. |
Class 2 | Old quantum theory | To understand Planck's radiation law, Compton effect and Bohr's atomic model. |
Class 3 | Hermitian operatoes | To understand the properties of hermitian operators and canonical commutation relations. |
Class 4 | Particle-in-a-box problems (part 1) | To solve Schroedinger equation for a particle in one-dimensional potential well. |
Class 5 | Particle-in-a-box problems (part 2) | To solve Schroedinger equation for a particle in one-dimensional potential well. |
Class 6 | Tunnel effect | To solve problems of multiple potential wells by connecting wave functions and further to understand tunnel effect. |
Class 7 | Harmonic oscillators | To solve Schroedinger equation for one-dimensional harmonic oscillators. |
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Same as those used in Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (or, Quantum Mechanics 1)
L.I. Schiff, "Quantum Mechanics" McGraw-Hill College.
Evaluated based on presentations and reports.
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