Classical mechanics is developed to explore applications ranging from rocket propulsion to resonance in driven systems. Introduction to quantum mechanics and the Schrödinger equation treating 1D-systems and the hydrogen atom.
|Paper title||Classical and Quantum Mechanics|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,141.35|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- (MATH 130 or MATH 140), one of PHSI 131, PHSI 132, PHSI 191
- PHSI 231
- Schedule C
- It is strongly recommended that students taking PHSI221 have a B grade or better in MATH130 or MATH140.
- Teaching staff
Classical Mechanics, John R. Taylor, Unversity Science Books.
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Third edition, by David J. Griffiths and Darrell F. Schroeter.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to:
- State Newton's laws and apply them to developing equations of motions in different situations
- Solve classical mechanics problems using appropriate choices of coordinates and integration techniques
- Understand and apply the energy formalism to single and multiple particle motion, ulilizing conservative forces where appropriate
- State the time-dependent Schrödinger equation, understand how to obtain its time-independent form, and stationary states
- Calculate properties of simple one-dimensional quantum systems
- Understand the extension of quantum theory to three-dimensional systems and the stationary states of the hydrogen atom
- Present written, logical and clear solutions to problems in classical mechanics and quantum mechanics
- Work together in groups on problem solving activities