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Module MAU34404: Quantum Mechanics II

Credit weighting (ECTS)
5 credits
Semester/term taught
Hilary term 2018-19
Contact Hours
11 weeks, 3 lectures including tutorials per week
Prof Tristan McLoughlin
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
  • Apply perturbative methods to the study of quantum mechanical problems.
  • Use symmetries to simplify complex problems.
  • Demonstrate understanding - at an entry level- of 20th/21st century physics
Module Content
  • Symmetries in Quantum Mechanics
  • Time-Independent Perturbation Theory
  • Time-dependent Perturbation Theory
  • Path-integral formultion of Quantum Mechanics
  • Quantum Measurement
Module Prerequisite

Recommended Reading
E. Merzbacher, Quantum Mechanics 3rd Edition,
David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Assessment Detail
This module will be examined in a 2-hour examination in Trinity term. Continuous assessment will contribute 20% to the final grade for the module at the annual examination session. Re-assessments if required will consist of 100% exam.