Offered to students admitted to Year 1 in  ALL 

Major/Minor  ALL 
Course Type  
Offer in 2018  2019  Y N 
Course Code  PHYS3351 
Date  2019/07/23 19:15 
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PHYS3351 Quantum mechanics (6 credits)  Academic Year  2018  

Offering Department  Physics  Quota    
Course Coordinator  Prof W Yao, Physics < wangyao@hku.hk >  
Teachers Involved  (Prof W Yao,Physics)  
Course Objectives  Build on the foundation course PHYS2265, this course discusses quantum mechanics in the advanced undergraduate level with rigorous mathematical treatment. It serves as a core course for physics major students as well as an elective core for those who are interested to gain a deep understanding of quantum mechanics and to apply related techniques in their own majors. This is also an essential course for those who plan to pursue postgraduate studies in physics or related disciplines. Both conceptual ideas and mathematical treatment are emphasized.  
Course Contents & Topics  Timedependent Schrodinger equation; statistical interpretation of wave function; probability density; probability current and continuity equation; momentum; physical observable and expectation value; Heisenberg uncertainty principle; timeindependent Schrodinger equation; Hamiltonian and stationary states; particle in a square well; transmission and reflection at a barrier; harmonic oscillator problem using ladder operators; free particle and wavepacket; delta function potential; Dirac notations; state vectors; Hilbert space; Hermitian operators; eigenstates and eigenvalues; generalized statistical interpretation; generalized uncertainty principle; angular momentum; hydrogen atom; atomic orbits; spin; nondegenerate perturbation theory.  
Course Learning Outcomes 
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:


Prerequisites (and Corequisites and Impermissible combinations) 
Pass in PHYS2265  
Course Status with Related Major/Minor /Professional Core 
2018 Major in Physics
(
Disciplinary Elective
)
2018 Minor in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2017 Major in Astronomy ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2017 Major in Mathematics/Physics ( Core/Compulsory ) 2017 Major in Physics ( Core/Compulsory ) 2017 Minor in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2016 Major in Astronomy ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2016 Major in Mathematics/Physics ( Core/Compulsory ) 2016 Major in Physics ( Core/Compulsory ) 2016 Minor in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2015 Major in Astronomy ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2015 Major in Mathematics/Physics ( Core/Compulsory ) 2015 Major in Physics ( Core/Compulsory ) 2015 Minor in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2014 Major in Astronomy ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2014 Major in Mathematics/Physics ( Core/Compulsory ) 2014 Major in Physics ( Core/Compulsory ) 2014 Minor in Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 

Course to PLO Mapping 
2018 Major in Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4 >
2017 Major in Astronomy < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2017 Major in Mathematics/Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2017 Major in Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2016 Major in Astronomy < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2016 Major in Mathematics/Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2016 Major in Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2015 Major in Astronomy < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2015 Major in Mathematics/Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2015 Major in Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2014 Major in Astronomy < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2014 Major in Mathematics/Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 2014 Major in Physics < PLO 1,2,3,4 > 

Offer in 2018  2019  Y 1st sem  Examination  Dec  
Offer in 2019  2020  Y  
Course Grade  A+ to F  
Grade Descriptors 


Course Type  Lecture with laboratory component course  
Course Teaching & Learning Activities 


Assessment Methods and Weighting 


Required/recommended reading and online materials 
Lecture notes provided by Course Coordinator D. J. Griffiths: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004, 2nd ed.) 

Course Website  http://moodle.hku.hk  
Additional Course Information  NIL 
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