Checking date: 20/06/2022


Course: 2022/2023

Advanced quantum physics
(18315)
Study: Bachelor in Engineering Physics (363)


Coordinating teacher: IÑARREA LAS HERAS, JESUS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Physics

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

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Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Mathematics, basic Quantum Mechanics
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Postulates of Quantum Mechanics. Dirac¿s matrix formulation. Observables and operators. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Discrete and continuous basis. Spectral decomposition. Temporal evolution of quantum systems. Density matrix. 2. Theory of angular momentum. Orbital angular momentum. Electron spin. Spin-orbit interaction. Stern-Gerlach experiment. Zeeman effect. 3. Approximation methods in Quantum Mechanics: perturbative and variational methods. 4. Introduction to light-matter interaction. 5. Multi-electronic atoms. Pauli¿s exclusion principle. Hartree¿s theory and the periodic table. 6. Introduction to Molecular Physics. Born-Oppenheimer model.
Learning activities and methodology
AF1. THEORETICAL-PRACTICAL CLASSES. Knowledge and concepts students mustacquire. Receive course notes and will have basic reference texts.Students partake in exercises to resolve practical problems AF2. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring) or in-group (group tutoring) for students with a teacher.Subjects with 6 credits have 4 hours of tutoring/ 100% on- site attendance. AF3. STUDENT INDIVIDUAL WORK OR GROUP WORK.Subjects with 6 credits have 98 hours/0% on-site. AF8. WORKSHOPS AND LABORATORY SESSIONS. Subjects with 3 credits have 4 hours with 100% on-site instruction. Subjects with 6 credits have 8 hours/100% on-site instruction. AF9. FINAL EXAM. Global assessment of knowledge, skills and capacities acquired throughout the course. It entails 4 hours/100% on-site AF8. WORKSHOPS AND LABORATORY SESSIONS. Subjects with 3 credits have 4 hours with 100% on-site instruction. Subjects with 6 credits have 8 hours/100% on-site instruction. MD1. THEORY CLASS. Classroom presentations by the teacher with IT and audiovisual support in which the subject`s main concepts are developed, while providing material and bibliography to complement student learning MD2. PRACTICAL CLASS. Resolution of practical cases and problem, posed by the teacher, and carried out individually or in a group MD3. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring sessions) or in-group (group tutoring sessions) for students with teacher as tutor. Subjects with 6 credits have 4 hours of tutoring/100% on-site. MD6. LABORATORY PRACTICAL SESSIONS. Applied/experimental learning/teaching in workshops and laboratories under the tutor's supervision.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Bernard Diu, and Franck Laloë . Quantum Mechanics. Ed. Wiley-Vch.
  • David Ferry.. Quantum Mechanics. An Introduction for Device Physicists and Electrical Engineers. Third Edition. . CRC press 2001. 2001
  • David Ferry.. Quantum Mechanics. An Introduction for Device Physicists and Electrical Engineers. Third Edition. . CRC press 2001. 2001
  • Nouredine Zettili.. Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications. . Ed. Wiley.
  • Nouredine Zettili.. Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications. . Ed. Wiley.
Additional Bibliography
  • David A. B. Miller.. . Quantum Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers. Ed. Cambridge University Press..

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