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PHY3305 Quantum Mechanics

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 25 March 2023


Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: PHY3303


This course forms a mandatory coursework component for the Bachelor of Science (Astronomical and Space Sciences). This course is an extension to the quantum physics concepts covered in PHY3303 - Modern Physics and will involve deeper analysis into quantum concepts. The quantum mechanics presented in this course provides important knowledge and skills for those intending to pursue careers in physics, astronomy and research.

This course extends the quantum concepts studied in PHY3303 Modern Physics. The course aims to introduce specific techniques and notations to analyse and increase comprehension of quantum mechanics, including the matrix and Dirac notation of Hilbert space, the time independent and dependent solutions of the Schrodinger equation for different energy potentials and how to utilise these solutions for the modelling of energy potentials within the atom, the theoretical modelling of tunnelling and its implications, the theoretical development of the Zeeman effect, and the implications of the quantum modelling of the hydrogen atom and how it relates to the rest of the Periodic Table.

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Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 25 March 2023