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Quantummechanica 2



Quantum Mechanics 2 focuses on the applications of quantum mechanics and introduces a number of important quantum mechanical phenomena. Central to this course are the theoretical concepts of quantum statistics of identical particles, time-dependent perturbation theory and time independent perturbation theory.

  • Quantum mechanics of identical particles

  • Atomic orbitals and the periodic table

  • Quantum statistics: Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions

  • Time-independent perturbation theory

  • Fine structure of Hydrogen including spin-orbit coupling

  • Zeeman effect

  • Hyperfine interaction in Hydrogen: the 21 cm line

  • Time-dependent perturbation theory

  • Atom-light interaction: Absorption, spontaneous and stimulated emission

N.B. De inhoud van het college wijkt behoorlijk af van de cursus in voorjaar 2011, aangezien de quantum statistiek uit STF1 naar QM2 is overgeheveld.


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D.J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (second edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005).
The same textbook is used in the Quantum Mechanics 1 course.




Written exam.
A bonus is awarded for homeworks according to the following formula C = T + (10-T)*Q/30, where T is the exam grade and Q is the average of the best 5 (out of 7) grades for the homework exercises. To apply the bonus at least 5 out of 7 homeworks have to be handed in. To pass the course a minimum grade of T=6 has to achieved for the exam.


Quantummechanica 1 en Statistische Fysica 1

Meer info

Contactgegevens docent: Dood(Michiel)
Meer gedetailleerde informatie wordt beschikbaar gemaakt via Blackboard (hiervoor is een ULCN-account nodig)..