Lectures and problem-based discussion supported by tutorials and assignments.
Final Exam 70%, Assignments 30%
Professor David Hutchinson
By the end of the module students are expected to be able to:
Formal University Information
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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|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$673.90|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,981.97|
- 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:
- Understand the central concepts of quantum mechanical scattering theory.
- Use the methods of second-quantised field theory for non-relativistic many-body problems.
- Understand differences between Bose and Fermi particles and their field theories.
- Be familiar with quantisation of the Electromagnetic field and description atom-light interactions.
- Understand Bose-Einstein condensates, quasiparticles and superfluidity.