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Advanced quantum physics 2011-2012

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Course contents

  1. Quantum mechanics in 1D: bound states in one or several potential wells. Interaction between wells. Basics of the band theory.
  2. Energy spectrum of symmetric hamiltonians.
  3. Quasistationary states.
  4. Scattering theory in 1D: resonances, optical theorem, analytic properties.
  5. Partial-wave theory of 3D scattering.
  6. 2D delta-function potential and renormalization.

Learning outcomes of the course

Developing the intuition of how quantum systems behave. Gaining experience in solving quantum mechanical problems beyond the standard QM course.

Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components

An intermediate level quantum mechanics course similar to PHYS0958-1 and PHYS0959-1.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Listening to lectures, solving problems, both in groups and independently.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Face-to-face.

Recommended or required readings

Flugge, "Practical quantum mechanics", 2 volumes, can help solving certain problems.

Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance 25% Homework problems 75%

At the start of the course 5 homework problems will be given. They are to be solved at home during the semester and "defended" by every student at special sessions.

Contacts

igor.ivanov@ulg.ac.be jr.cudell@ulg.ac.be

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