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    Non-relativistic quantum mechanics, providing the theoretical underpinning to allow students to understand the fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics including Schrödinger and Heisenberg pictures of time evolution and time-independent perturbation theory.

    About this paper

    Paper title Advanced Quantum Mechanics I
    Subject Physics
    EFTS 0.0833
    Points 10 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
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    Limited to
    BSc(Hons), PGDipSci, MSc
    Teaching staff
    Professor David Hutchinson

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    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of the paper students will:

    • Be able to use the variational principle to estimate ground and excited state energies and wave functions.
    • Be able to perform degenerate and non-degenerate time-independent perturbation calculations.
    • Be familiar with symmetry as applied to quantum mechanics and the relationship with conservation laws and understand Noether's theorem.
    • Understand the relationship between Schrödinger, Heisenberg and Interaction Picture representations and be able to solve problems using the Heisenberg equation of motion.
    • Be familiar with the derivation and use of time-dependent perturbation theory.
    • Be familiar with basic concepts of many-body physics and be able to use the occupation number representation.


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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