Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 10
ECTS credits : 5
Level : SCQF Level 9
This module introduces the main features of quantum mechanics. The syllabus includes: early ideas on quantisation, the emergence of the Schrödinger equation, the interpretation of the wave function and Heisenberg's uncertainty relation. The concepts of eigenfunctions and eigenvalues. Simple one-dimensional problems including potential wells and the harmonic oscillator. Solution of the Schrödinger equation for central forces, the radial Schrödinger equation, and the hydrogen atom.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PH2012 and ( pass MT2501 and pass MT2503 )
Co-requisite(s): You must also take PH3081 or take PH3082 or ( pass MT2506 and pass MT2507 )
Weekly contact: 2 lectures and fortnightly tutorials.
Scheduled learning hours: 27
Guided independent study hours: 73
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 80%, Coursework (incl Class Test 14%)= 20%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 94%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: Oral Re-assessment, capped at grade 7
Please see also the information in the School's Handbook for Honours modules
available via https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/physics/staff_students/timetables.php
This link also gives access to timetables for the modules.
Module coordinator: Dr A Kohnle
Module teaching staff: Dr A Kohnle