spring 2021
FYS2000 Quantum mechanics  10 ECTS
Admission requirements
Generell studiekompetanse eller realkompetanse + SIVING
Local admission, application code 9391  enkeltemner i ingeniørfag.
Course content
The course is concerned with the basics of quantum physics starting with the Bohr atomic model and its limitations. Schrödinger equation and wave functions will be introduced and applied to simple quantum mechanical systems in one dimension. Heisenberg's uncertainty relation will be shown as well as the tunneling and the formalism of quantum mechanics. Quantum systems in three dimensions and angular momentum will be described, and finally the hydrogen atom. The spin will be introduced and an explanation for the periodic system. Throughout the course elected examples for quantum effects in modern physics are given.Objectives of the course
Knowledge: The student is able to
 describe the strength and limitations of Bohr's atomic model;
 describe the Schrödinger equation, wave functions and their physical interpretation;
 describe stationary and nonstationary states, as well as expectation values;
 describe the concepts of spin and angular momentum in quantum physics.
Skills: The student is able to
 use the Schrödinger equation to describe simple onedimensional systems
 use the solution to compute probabilities, expectation values, uncertainties and time evolution of the systems
 explain the structure of the periodic system of the elements
General expertise: The student is able to
 understand the role of measurements in quantum systems
 the waveparticle duality of photons
 the role of quantum effects to explain physical phenomena of modern physics
Assessment
Final 4 hour written exam, counting 100%.
Assessment scale: Letter grades A  F.
Resit examination (section 22): Students having failed the last ordinary eamination are offered a resit examination early in the following semester, if the course is compulsory in their study programme, otherwise given that an examination is already being arranged.
Postponed examination (sections 17 and 21): Students with valid grounds for absence will be offered a rescheduled early in the following semester.
See indicated sections in Regulations for examinations at the UIT The arctic university of Norway for more information.
Coursework reguirements:
Up to 4 approved madatory assignments during the course. Approved course work requirement from previous years gives access to the final examination.
 About the course
 Campus: Tromsø 
 ECTS: 10
 Course code: FYS2000
 Responsible unit
 Institutt for fysikk og teknologi
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