Quantum Mechanics OR Quantum Physics II

Code 9.4.3078.7
Semester 7th
Flow F - Physics
Category Obligatory by selection
Credits 4
Class Hours - Lab Hours 4 - 0
Lecturers Ioannis Raptis (School of AMPS)


First quantum phenomena. Relation of Classical and Quantum Mechanics. Mathematical background (Operators in Hilbert spaces, Dirac notation). Basic principles of Quantum Mechanics. Schroedinger equation. Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle. Particles in one dimension: motion of wave packet, free particle, harmonic oscillator, scattering. Particles in three dimensions: central potentials, orbital angular momentum, angular momentum algebra, Coulomb potential (hydrogen atom). Perturbation theory, Zeeman effect, hyperfine structure. Many body systems, Pauli principle, relation of spin and statistics. Periodic table of elements. Molecules and molecular bonds, Born-Oppenheimer approximation, molecular spectra.