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Course syllabus B-KVAME - Quantum mechanics (FEEIT - SS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Quantum mechanics
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly (on-site method)
2 hours weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated:
Recommended semester/trimester:
Nuclear and Physical Engineering - bachelor (semi-compulsory), 6. semester
Level of study:
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Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods:
Exam, individual work
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Basic principles of quantum mechanics, imprtant for the understanding of properties of materials:
properties of quantum particle, spin, wave mechanics, tunneling, atomic and molecular structure,
statistical physics of quantum particles.
Course contents:
Physical constants, typical scales of energy, time, space, velocity. Physical quantities in quantum mechanics. Wave function, Schroedinger equation. Measurements in quantum physics, uncertaintly principle, correspondence principle. Systems ofmany quantum particles: fermions, bosons. Simple quantum systems: transmission of quantum particle through potential well, tunneling. Harmonic oscillator. Hydrogen atom: angular momentum, eigenenergies, eigenfunctions.
Many-electron atoms, optical and RTG spectra. Quantum particle in double-well potential. Molecules, molecular rotations and vibrations. Crystal, phonons, thermal capacity of crystals.
Recommended or required reading:
MARKOŠ, P. Moderná fyzika. Bratislava : Nakladateľstvo STU, 2012. 234 p. ISBN 978-80-227-3666-4.
MARKOŠ, P. -- SOUKOULIS, C M. Wave Propagation: From Electrons to Photonic Crystals and Left-Handed Materials. Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2008. 376 p. ISBN 978-0-691-13003-3.
FEYNMAN, R P. -- LEIGHTON, R B. -- SANDS, M. Feynmanove prednášky z fyziky 3. Bratislava : Alfa, 1988. 576 p.
BEISER, A. -- ČADA, J. Úvod do moderní fyziky. Praha : Academia, 1978. 628 p.
SERWAY, R A. -- MOSES, C J. -- MOYER, C A. Modern Physics. South Melbourne : Brooks/Cole, 1997. 666 p. ISBN 0-03-001547-2.
MERZBACHER, E. Quantum Mechanics, 3rd ed. NY: Jon Willey & Sons,, 1998.
LEVI, A. Applied Quantum Mechanics. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006. 558 p. ISBN 0-521-86096-2.

Language of instruction:
slovak or english
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 26

38,5 %
11,5 %
26,9 %
15,4 %
7,7 %0 %
Name of lecturer(s):
prof. Ing. Peter Ballo, PhD. (instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Last modification:
9. 5. 2019
prof. Ing. Peter Ballo, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by RNDr. Marian Puškár on 05/09/2019.

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