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MAU34404 Quantum mechanics II

Module Code MAU34404
Module Title Quantum mechanics II
Semester taught Semester 2
ECTS Credits 5
Module Lecturer Prof. Tristan McLoughlin
Module Prerequisites MAU34403 Quantum mechanics I

Assessment Details

  • This module is examined in a 2-hour examination at the end of Semester 2.
  • Continuous assessment contributes 20% towards the overall mark.
  • Re-assessment, if needed, consists of 100% exam.

Contact Hours

11 weeks of teaching with 3 lectures and 1 tutorial per week.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to

  • Use symmetries to simplify complex problems.
  • Apply perturbative methods to the study of quantum mechanical problems.
  • Demonstrate an entry-level understanding of 20th and 21st century physics.

Module Content

  • Symmetries in quantum mechanics
  • Time-independent perturbation theory
  • Time-dependent perturbation theory
  • Path-integral formulation of quantum mechanics
  • Quantum measurement

Recommended Reading

  • Quantum mechanics by E. Merzbacher.
  • Introduction to quantum mechanics by David J. Griffiths.