DEPARTAMENTO DE FÍSICA

 

Quantum Physics - EB

Ano letivo: 2018-2019
Specification sheet

Specific details
course codecycle os studiesacademic semestercredits ECTSteaching language
1003002117.5pt


Learning goals
Acquire basic concepts of quantum mechanics and ability to apply them to specific physical situations . Acquire basic knowledge of Atomic Physics and Physics of Solids . Integration of knowledge acquired in these three areas in a quantum description of matter .

Ability to search and use literature , organizing a consistent set of information relating to the referred subjects .

Ability to solve problems , including the development of relevant mathematical skills.

Ability to implement and interpret simple experiments related to the subject content .

Competence in analysis and synthesis;
. Competence in oral and written communication ;
. Competence in information management ;
. Competence to solve problems ;
. Competence in applying theoretical knowledge to practice ;
. Competence in group work ;
. Competence in critical thinking ;
. Competence to understand the language of other experts ;
Syllabus
1. Quantification of light and energy. Bohr model of the atom. Wavelike properties of particles.
2.Schrodinger equation. Operators, eigenvalues??, eigenfunctions. Physical interpretation. Wave function, probability density ??and average values. Applications to one-dimensional problems: the potential well and the harmonic oscillator.
3.The hydrogen atom: solving the equation Schrodinger, eigenvalues??, quantum numbers, the eigenfunctions, probability densities, orbital angular momentum.
4.Angular momentum. Stern-Gerlach experiment, spin, addition of angular momentum.
5.Multieletronic Atoms. Central field approximation. Hartree theory. L-S coupling. Optical excitations. Transition rates and selection rules.
6. Introduction to solid physics: conductors and semiconductors. Band theory. Magnetic properties of solids. Superconductivity.
Prerequisites
Physics I, Physics II, Experimental Physics
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in analysis and synthesis;
. Competence in oral and written communication;
. Competence in information management;
. Competence to solve problems;
. Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice;
. Competence for working in group;
. Critical thinking;
. Competence in understanding the language of other specialists;
. Competence in autonomous learning;
. Research skills;
(by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
lectures45
theory-practical classes35
laboratory classes10
total of teaching hours90

Assessment
Laboratory or field work20 %
Assessment Tests80 %

Bibliography of reference
Apontamentos de Física Quântica, Helena Vieira Alberto, 2013

Modern Physics, Krane, editora John Wiley and Sons,Inc. ,2nd Ed. 1996

Apontamentos de Fundamentos de Física Moderna (cap. 2) Pedro Vieira Alberto, 1995.
Quantum Physics, R. Eisberg and R. Resnick, John Wiley Sons, 2nd Ed.1974.

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, D.J. Griffiths , Prentice Hall, 1995
Teaching method
1-Theoretical classes with explanation of of concepts and application examples, using both black board and slides 2- classes devoted to problem-solving, 3-practical classes with experimental work.
The evaluation during the semester has a laboratory component (4 values??) and a test component (two tests, 8 points each). The test component can be replaced by final exam (16 points).
Resources used
Laboratório com equipamento para fazer experiências relativas à área em estudo nesta unidade curricular.