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.

The course consists of 36 lectures, and 12 two-hour workshops (one per week), which focus on problem solving. There is a weekly assignment, and a one-hour tutorial each week to assist with the assignment and other questions that may come up.

**Assessment:**

Final exam 60%, Assignments 30%, Workshops 10%

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Classical Mechanics (5 weeks)

Quantum Mechanics (7 weeks)

Classical Mechanics, John R. Taylor, University Science Books

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 3rd edition, by David J. Griffiths and Darrell F. Schroeter

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## Details

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 |
---|---|

Paper code | PHSI221 |

Subject | Physics |

EFTS | 0.1500 |

Points | 18 points |

Teaching period | Semester 1 (On campus) |

Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) | $1,110.75 |

International Tuition Fees | Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website. |

- Prerequisite
- (MATH 130 or MATH 140), one of PHSI 131, PHSI 132, PHSI 191
- Restriction
- PHSI 231
- Schedule C
- Science
- Notes
- It is strongly recommended that students taking PHSI222 have a B grade or better in MATH160 or MATH170.
- Contact
- Teaching staff
- Textbooks
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.

View more information about Otago's graduate attributes. - 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

## Timetable

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 |
---|---|

Paper code | PHSI221 |

Subject | Physics |

EFTS | 0.1500 |

Points | 18 points |

Teaching period | Semester 1 (On campus) |

Domestic Tuition Fees | Tuition Fees for 2023 have not yet been set |

International Tuition Fees | Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website. |

- Prerequisite
- (MATH 130 or MATH 140), one of PHSI 131, PHSI 132, PHSI 191
- Restriction
- PHSI 231
- Schedule C
- Science
- Notes
- It is strongly recommended that students taking PHSI222 have a B grade or better in MATH160 or MATH170.
- Contact
- Teaching staff
- Textbooks
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.

View more information about Otago's graduate attributes. - 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