Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
SCQF level 11
Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF level 11
Availability restrictions: Normally only taken in the final year of an MPhys or MSci programme involving the School
This module consists of seven parts: (i) classical and quantum systems; (ii) vector spaces, Hilbert spaces, operators and probability; (iii) basic postulates of quantum mechanics for observables with discrete spectra; (iv) illustrative examples; (v) treatment of continuous observables in terms of probability distribution functions and the spectral functions; (vi) quantum theory of orbital and spin angular momenta, Pauli-Schrodinger equation and its applications; (vii) introduction to relativistic quantum mechanics.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must ( pass PH3081 or pass PH3082 or pass MT2506 and pass MT2507 ) and pass PH3061 and pass PH3062
Weekly contact: 3 lectures or tutorials.
Scheduled learning hours: 32
Guided independent study hours: 118
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
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
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