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PHSI424 Advanced Quantum Mechanics II

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Density operator; second quantisation; quantising the EM-field; atom-light interactions; open quantum systems; spontaneous emission; quantum beam splitter; squeezing; scattering theory, contact interactions; Bose-Einstein condensation; trapped condensates; quantum vortices; Bogoliubov theory.

Paper title Advanced Quantum Mechanics II
Paper code PHSI424
Subject Physics
EFTS 0.0833
Points 10 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $673.90
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,981.97

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PHSI 423
Limited to
BSc(Hons), PGDipSci, MSc

Teaching staff

Course co-ordinator: Professor David Hutchinson


Required: Griffiths, David J. (2nd or 3rd Edition). Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. Cambridge UP: Cambridge

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Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  1. Understand the central concepts of quantum mechanical scattering theory.
  2. Use the methods of second-quantised field theory for non-relativistic many-body problems.
  3. Understand differences between Bose and Fermi particles and their field theories.
  4. Be familiar with quantisation of the Electromagnetic field and description atom-light interactions.
  5. Understand Bose-Einstein condensates, quasiparticles and superfluidity.

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
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