Introductory Quantum Physics

Scuola Normale Superiore
LEVEL
PhD
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
6
PERIOD
01/11/2023 to 20/01/2024

Course Description

1. Introduction to quantum mechanics: Waves and particles. Wave-particle duality and uncertainty principle. Wave function. Schroedinger equation and stationary states. Expectation values. Examples: potential well and harmonic oscillator. Transition probability and selection rules. 2. Atomic physics: First atomic models and their shortcomings. Hydrogen atom: energy spectrum, angular momentum and eigenfunctions. Electron spin. Pauli exclusion principle. Helium atom, singlet and triplet states. Many-electron atoms, periodic system of elements. Atomic spectroscopy. 3.Molecular physics: The ionized hydrogen molecule. The hydrogen molecule. Homonuclear and heteronuclear diatomic molecules. Polyatomic molecules. Molecular vibrations. Molecular Spectroscopy.

Subject area

Materials
Physics

Field area

Digital
Industry and Space

Time format

weekly

Educational-info

Prerequisites

at least a Bachelor

Duration

40

Day of the weeks

Thursday afternoon

ECTS

6

Validation mode

Oral Examination

Maximum number of students

10

Organizer

Partner

Scuola Normale Superiore

Faculty

Scuola Normale Superiore

Department

Classe di Scienze

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