# 2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

## PHYS2360 Quantum Mechanics (Joint Honours)

### 15 creditsClass Size: 30

**Module manager:** Dr. Zlatko Papic**Email:** z.papic@leeds.ac.uk

**Taught:** Semester 2 View Timetable

**Year running** 2019/20

### This module is mutually exclusive with

PHYS2310 | Physics 4- Quantum and Nuclear Physics |

**This module is not approved as a discovery module**

### Objectives

By the end of the module you should be able to:- write down the time dependent and time independent Schrodinger Equations;

- recall the form of and properties of wave functions, eigenfunctions and probability functions;

- derive the form of the wavefunction for a particle confined in an infinite square well;

- recall the form of the wavefunctions for other confining potentials;

- understand and use the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle;

- use operators to calculate expectation values;

- describe the concepts of symmetrical and antisymmetrical wave functions;

- explain in general terms the Pauli Exclusion Principle and use spin functions;

- describe the quantum mechanical model of the hydrogen atom;

- describe the electron configuration of atoms and their spectra;

- describe the quantum mechanical origins of ionic and covalent bonds.

**Learning outcomes**

Demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of common physical laws and principles, and some applications of these principles.

Identify relevant principles and laws when dealing with problems.

**Skills outcomes**

Understanding of core Quantum Mechanics

### Syllabus

Time dependent Schrodinger Wave function, eigenfunctions Standard solutions Hydrogen atom Spin, Pauli, Fermions and Bosons 1st order time independent perturbation theory. Periodic Table Quantum structure, spectra of simple atoms, Laser action Molecular bonding Elementary particles Fundamental forces Standard Model of particle physics

### Teaching methods

Delivery type | Number | Length hours | Student hours |

Lecture | 27 | 1.00 | 27.00 |

Tutorial | 6 | 1.00 | 6.00 |

Private study hours | 117.00 | ||

Total Contact hours | 33.00 | ||

Total hours (100hr per 10 credits) | 150.00 |

### Private study

Reading through lecture notes and solving problems### Methods of assessment

**Coursework**

Assessment type | Notes | % of formal assessment |

Problem Sheet | weekly | 15.00 |

Total percentage (Assessment Coursework) | 15.00 |

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

**Exams**

Exam type | Exam duration | % of formal assessment |

Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) | 2 hr 00 mins | 85.00 |

Total percentage (Assessment Exams) | 85.00 |

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

### Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library websiteLast updated: 05/11/2019 08:50:02

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