Mecânica Quântica II - F

Ano letivo: 2011-2012
Specification sheet

Specific details
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Learning goals

Understand the formalism of Quantum Mechanics.

Know how to quantize the classic system.

Understand the behaviour of identical particle systems.

Know how to use the symmetry principles in Quantum Mechanics.

Know how to calculate efficient sections.


Postulates of Quantum Mechanics:

Hilbert space. Postulates of Quantum Mechanics. Time development of a wave packet. Uncertainty relationships of position-momentum and energy-time. Schroedinger and Klein-Gordon wave equations for bosons and Dirac wave equations for fermions.

Bound states: Coulomb potential and the hydrogen atom. The one dimensional harmonic oscillator and creation and annihilation operators. The three dimensional harmonic oscillator in Cartesian Coordinates and spherical coordinates.

Comparison of degeneration in both cases.

Dispersion: Dispersion of a wave packet to a fixed target. S and T Matrices. Phase deviation and its calculation based on the simple potentials.

Symmetries in Quantum Mechanics: symmetry transformations and operators on Hilbert space that represent symmetry transformations. Symmetry groups. Symmetry operators and the states of Hamiltonian. Continuous transformation groups: transformation generators and their relation to the maximal set of operators they commute. The decomposition of the state space into invariant subspaces. Lie Algebra. Casimir operators. Space translations operators, movement through time and rotations. SO(3) and SU(2) matrices groups. J, L, S and P quantum numbers for particle systems. Pauli Matrices. Scale, pseudoscale, vector and pseudo-vector operators and rules of selection. Time inversion.

Quark-antiquark systems and their properties.


Quantum Mechanics I.

Generic skills to reach
. Competence in oral and written communication;
. Competence to solve problems;
. Competence in autonomous learning;
. Adaptability to new situations;
. Research skills;
. Competence for working in group;
. Critical thinking;
. Competence to communicate with people who are not experts in the field;
(by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
theory-practical classes30
total of teaching hours75

Problem solving20 %
Mini tests20 %
Exam60 %
assessment implementation in 20112012
Exam: 100.0%

Bibliography of reference

Eugen Merzbacher: Quantum Mechanics.

Some notes on groups and Some notes on scattering, Eef van Beveren.

Teaching method
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