Module Code :

PC2130

IVLE

Module Title : 
Quantum Mechanics I 
Module Description : 
This module provides a rigorous introduction to quantum mechanics. It covers the following list of topics: Description of quantum systems: Hilbert space; observables, eigenfunctions, the statistical interpretation, the uncertainty relations; pure and mixed states using “density matrices” and the Dirac
notation. Twolevel systems are discussed as an example, considering SternGerlach interferometer. Then the Schrödinger equation and stationary states are discussed, using the free particle, the square well, barriers and the harmonic oscillator as examples. Furthermore, problems in three dimensions are discussed: spin and orbital angular momentum; the Schrödinger equation in spherical coordinates; the hydrogen atom and the addition of angular momenta 
Module Examinable : 


Exam Date : 
27072017 PM

Modular Credits : 
4 
Prerequisite : 
Students who have either passed (PC1144 or PC1432/PC1432X) and either (MA1505 and MA1506) or (MA1101R and MA1102R) or equivalent. 
Preclusion : 
Students who have passed PC2130B are not allowed to take this module. 
Module Workload (ABCDE)* : 
31015 
Remarks : 
Nil 
* 
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of laboratory hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week
 
Class  Type  Week Type  Week Day  Start  End  Room 
SL1  LECTURE  EVERY WEEK  MONDAY  900  1100  S120403,

SL1  LECTURE  EVERY WEEK  WEDNESDAY  900  1100  S120403,

SL1  LECTURE  EVERY WEEK  FRIDAY  900  1100  S120403,


Class  Type  Week Type  Week Day  Start  End  Room 
Iteration 
ST1  TUTORIAL  EVERY WEEK  FRIDAY  1400  1500  S120403,

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