ECTS Credits |
10 ECTS credits |

Language of instruction |
English (or Finnish, depending on the participants) |

Timing |
3rd spring |

Learning outcomes |
Course continues the development of the quantum mechanical frame-of-mind. After the course, the student can solve different physical eigenvalue problems by using matrices, can calculate the quantum numbers of the system, and can estimate the effect of a perturbation. The student can also solve problems that arise in low-energy scattering. |

Contents |
Quantum mechanics of two and many particle systems is discussed in the context of, e.g.the periodic table of elements and the band structure of solids. For atomic, molecular and nuclear physics, the essential quantity in classifying states is the angular momentum, which we study in detail including the particle spin. Effects of weak perturbations are studied in terms of time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory. As an example, we calculate fine-structure corrections to hydrogen atom, Zeeman effect, and the bound states of ionic Hydrogen molecule and He-atom. We derive the Fermi golden rule to calculate radiation induced transition rates between eigenstates. Finally we study interactions between particles using scattering theory. Concepts such as cross section, phase shift, scattering amplitude and Green’s function are introduced. |

Mode of delivery |
Face-to-face teaching |

Learning activities and teaching methods |
Lectures 50 h, 12 exercises, self-study and examination 184 h |

Target group |
For all interested in modern, quantum phenomena, compulsory for theoretical physicists. Also for the other students of the University of Oulu. |

Prerequisites and co-requisites |
Quantum Mechanics I (763312A). |

Recommended optional programme components |
No alternative course units or course units that should be completed simultaneously |

Recommended or required reading |
J. Tuorila: Kvanttimekaniikka II (2014, in Finnish). D. Griffiths: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (2005). |

Assessment methods and criteria |
Two written intermediate examinations or one final examination.
Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage. |

Grading |
Numerical grading scale 0 – 5, where 0 = fail |

Person responsible |
Matti Silveri |

Working life cooperation |
No work placement period |