This is an introductory course in Quantum Mechanics. You will start with a brief historical background and discuss the basic ideas and postulates of quantum theory. Schrödinger's wave equation will then be introduced and you will learn how to solve
it for potentials in one dimension, such as wells and barriers. This is followed by concepts and formalism of operators, observables and measurements in quantum mechanics. The course ends by discussing the quantum model for a harmonic oscillator and introducing the hydrogen atom as a basic example of "round", three-dimensional quantum mechanics.
Term: Autumn and Spring
Coordinator: Peter Samuelsson