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.
|Paper title||Advanced Quantum Mechanics I|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$704.22|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Limited to
- BSc(Hons), PGDipSci, MSc
- Teaching staff
- Professor David Hutchinson
No textbook required.
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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.