COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Quantum Mechanics II
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PHYS 308
Fall/Spring
2
2
3
5
Prerequisites
 PHYS 307To get a grade of at least FD
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery Online
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Problem Solving
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The purpose of this course is to provide the students, who have already mastered the basic principles of quantum mechanics, with several advanced approximation methods used to solve realistic problems.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • solve various realistic quantum physics problems using time-independent perturbation theory.
  • apply degenerate perturbation theory to realistic physics problems.
  • explain the corrections to the hydrogen atom problem caused by the relativistic effects and the spin-orbit coupling.
  • apply variational principle to obtain the ground state energy of quantum systems.
  • describe how the electrons interact with the electromagnetic field using the time-dependent perturbation theory.
  • solve quantum mechanical scattering problems.
Course Description In this course, we will discuss the topics of time-independent perturbation theory, relativistic corrections to the hydrogen atom, spin-orbit interaction, variational principle, time-dependent perturbation theory, interaction of electrons with electromagnetic field and scattering.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Review of quantum mechanics I
2 Time-independent perturbation theory David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: Pearson New International Edition (Pearson, 2013). Chapter 6.1. ISBN: 9781292024080
3 Time-independent perturbation theory David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: Pearson New International Edition (Pearson, 2013). Chapter 6.1. ISBN: 9781292024080
4 Degenerate perturbation theory David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: Pearson New International Edition (Pearson, 2013). Chapter 6.2. ISBN: 9781292024080
5 Relativistic corrections to the hydrogen atom David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: Pearson New International Edition (Pearson, 2013). Chapter 6.3.1 ISBN: 9781292024080
6 Spin-orbit interaction David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: Pearson New International Edition (Pearson, 2013). Chapter 6.3.2 ISBN: 9781292024080
7 Hyperfine Splitting in Hydrogen Spectrum David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: Pearson New International Edition (Pearson, 2013). Chapter 6.5 ISBN: 9781292024080
8 Review and Midterm
9 The Variational Principle David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: Pearson New International Edition (Pearson, 2013). Chapter 8 ISBN: 9781292024080
10 Time-dependent perturbation theory David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: Pearson New International Edition (Pearson, 2013). Chapter 7.1 ISBN: 9781292024080
11 Time-dependent perturbation theory David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: Pearson New International Edition (Pearson, 2013). Chapter 7.1 ISBN: 9781292024080
12 Interaction of electrons with electromagnetic field David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: Pearson New International Edition (Pearson, 2013). Chapter 7.2 ISBN: 9781292024080
13 Interaction of electrons with electromagnetic field David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: Pearson New International Edition (Pearson, 2013). Chapter 7.3 ISBN: 9781292024080
14 Quantum mechanical scattering David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: Pearson New International Edition (Pearson, 2013). Chapter 11.1 ISBN: 9781292024080
15 Quantum mechanical scattering David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: Pearson New International Edition (Pearson, 2013). Chapter 11.2 ISBN: 9781292024080
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: Pearson New International Edition (Pearson, 2013). ISBN: 9781292024080

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
15
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
35
Final Exam
1
50
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
50
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
Study Hours Out of Class
14
4
56
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
15
Final Exams
1
15
    Total
150

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able master and use fundamental phenomenological and applied physical laws and applications,

X
2

To be able to identify the problems, analyze them and produce solutions based on scientific method,

X
3

To be able to collect necessary knowledge, able to model and self-improve in almost any area where physics is applicable and able to criticize and reestablish his/her developed models and solutions,

X
4

To be able to communicate his/her theoretical and technical knowledge both in detail to the experts and in a simple and understandable manner to the non-experts comfortably,

5

To be familiar with software used in area of physics extensively and able to actively use at least one of the advanced level programs in European Computer Usage License,

6

To be able to develop and apply projects in accordance with sensitivities of society and behave according to societies, scientific and ethical values in every stage of the project that he/she is part in,

7

To be able to evaluate every all stages effectively bestowed with universal knowledge and consciousness and has the necessary consciousness in the subject of quality governance,

8

To be able to master abstract ideas, to be able to connect with concreate events and carry out solutions, devising experiments and collecting data, to be able to analyze and comment the results,

9

To be able to refresh his/her gained knowledge and capabilities lifelong, have the consciousness to learn in his/her whole life,

10

To be able to conduct a study both solo and in a group, to be effective actively in every all stages of independent study, join in decision making stage, able to plan and conduct using time effectively.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Physics and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest