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Course Code : | 2001WETGKM |

Study domain: | Physics |

Academic year: | 2020-2021 |

Semester: | 1st semester |

Contact hours: | 60 |

Credits: | 6 |

Study load (hours): | 168 |

Contract restrictions: | No contract restriction |

Language of instruction: | Dutch |

Exam period: | exam in the 1st semester |

Lecturer(s) | Bart Partoens |

At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:

an active knowledge of

an active knowledge of

- Dutch
- English

Bachelor in physics with basic knowledge of quantum mechanics.

- The student can apply perturbation theory.
- The student can apply scattering theory.
- The student has a basic knowledge of relativistic quantum mechanics.
- The student has a basic knowledge of quantum field theory.

Although the knowledge of an introductoray course in quantum mechanics is necassary, this course starts with a description of the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics and the construction of the mathematical formalism, and contains following topics

- Fundamental concepts kets, bras, (compatible) observables, ...)
- Position and momentum (Poisson brackets, position and momentum representation)
- Quantum dynamics (Schrodinger and Heisenberg equations of motion)

In a next chapter, different approximation methods are introduced. The focus is also on the excercises. The topics include

- Time independent perturbation theory
- Variational method
- Time dependent perturbation theory

Next the quantum mechanical description of scattering experiments is introduced, including the

- Lippmann-Schwinger equation
- Born approximation
- Optical theorem
- Partial waves method
- Scattering of two particles. Symmetry
- Inelastic scattering

Finally and introduction to relativistic quantum mechanics is given with

- Klein-Gordon equation
- Dirac equation

and an introduction to field theory:

- Canonical field quantisation: introduction)
- Canonical quantisation of the Schroedinger field
- Canonical quantisation of the Klein-Gordon & Dirac field
- Canonical quantisation of the electro-magnetic (Maxwell) field

Class contact teachingLectures Practice sessions

Personal workExercises Assignments Individually

Personal work

ExaminationWritten with oral presentation Closed book Open-question

Continuous assessmentAssignments

Continuous assessment

Course notes are available.

- "Modern quantum mechanics", J. J. Sakurai, Addison Wesley
- "Quantum mechanics", F. Schwabl, Springer
- "Advanced quantum mechanics", F. Schwabl, Springer
- "Introduction to quantum mechanics", D. J. Griffiths, Benjamin Cummings
- "Relativistic quantum mechanics", W. Greiner, Springer

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03 265 36 63

bart.partoens@uantwerpen.be

bart.soree@uantwerpen.be