## Description

Formal and advanced treatment of quantum mechanics allowing for a description of complex and counterintuitive quantum phenomena. The course presents the basic repertoire needed in courses “Theory of Condensed Matter“and “Quantum Field Theory”. Topics are: operators on Hilbert spaces, representations, Heisenberg inequalities, quantum dynamics (Schrödinger, Heisenberg and interaction pictures), entanglement, Bell inequalities, Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox, symmetries in quantum physics, introduction to field theory, quantization of the electromagnetic field, formalism for quantum many-particle systems (second quantization), Feynman path integrals.

N.B. The part on quantum many-particle systems (second quantization) is extra compared to the course Quantum Theory a. This part is important as preparation for the courses “Theory of Condensed Matter“and “Quantum Field Theory”.

## Programme form

Lectures, problem sessions, home work.

## Literature

- Quantum Physics by M. LeBellac (Cambridge UP, 2006) is the guide of the course and strongly recommended to buy.

Other useful textbooks for the course: – Modern Quantum Mechanics- J.J. Sakurai( Addison-Wesley, revised edition, 1993) – A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics – J.S. Townsend (McGraw-Hill, 2nd edition, 2012) – Quantum Mechanics – E. Merzbacher (Wiley, 1970) – Lectures on Quantum mechanics – G. Baym (Addison-Wesley, 1969)

## Schedule

## Form of examination

Written exam, 17 January 2014

## Prerequisites

Quantum Mechanics, Bachelor of Physics (Quantummechanica 1 and Quantummechanica 2).

## More information

Lecturer: Dr. P.J.H. Denteneer (Peter)