NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: QUANTUM MECHANICS II
COURSE CODE: SFC 4023
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: TBA
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This course is the continuation of Quantum Mechanics. This course will cover the problem of advance topics in quantum mechanics.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM 6 / YEAR 3
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

28

T

 

14

P

 

0

O

 

80

L + T + P + O = 122 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES:
  1. Employ Dirac’s notation to describe and manipulate quantum states and operators
  2. Demonstrate a practical knowledge of spin as a property of quantum-mechanical particles, and how it relates to total angular momentum.
  3. Solve quantitative problems involving spin interactions with an external magnetic field, and mutual spin interactions.
  4. Apply the laws of quantum mechanics to multi-particle systems, including bosonic and fermionic systems.
  5. Apply the theory of time-independent perturbations to find approximate solutions to quantitative problems in quantum mechanics.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.     Understand the fundamental concepts of spin in quantum mechanicals theory and its application. (LO1 –C4, EM2)

2.     Use analytical methods for solving quantitative problems involving spin interactions with an external magnetic field, and mutual spin interactions. (LO3 – P4, CTPS5)

3.     Able to explain the method of quantum mechanics II (LO2 – CS3)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving skills through a process of lectures and tutorials.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, blended learning using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS: This is the continuation of Quantum Mechanics. The topics covered in this course include single and interacting spins, systems of distinguishable and indistinguishable particles, time–independent perturbation theory, and the fine structure of hydrogen. This is a demanding course in which you will learn sophisticated methods of theoretical physics. These are useful well beyond the context of this course; Quantum mechanics finds applications in virtually all areas of physics, chemistry, and nanoscience.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Group Work, Online assignment etc
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage
·    Quiz/Tutorial

·    One Assignment Based on Aqli-Naqli Integration

·    Mid-Term Test

·    Presentation

10%

15%

20%

15%

B. Final Examination (40%)
Examination 40 % Structured and essay type questions
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.    Nouredine Zettili, Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications (second edition) Wiley 2009
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.     David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (Second edition) (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005, QC 174.12.G75, ISBN 0F13F111892F7).