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Cours scientifiques - PHY_2S005_EP : Introduction to Quantum Physics

Domaine > Physique.

Descriptif

Prerequisites: PHY101, PHY104, PHY105, PHY202
Recommended previous courses: PHY103, PHY106, PHY107, PHY201

Quantum physics is the theoretical framework for the description of nature at the atomic length scale and below. According to our present knowledge, it encompasses the most fundamental physical theory, and is the basis for everyday applications like semi-conductor electrons, lasers, medical imaging to name only a few. In PHY205, students discover quantum physics through the formalism of Schrödinger’s wave mechanics, and learn to describe simple, non-relativistic quantum phenomena, mainly in one dimension, by applying mathematics of classical waves to which they have become familiar. Subsequently, they are introduced to the quantum-mechanical formalism of which the central notion is the quantum state. Students also become familiar with the underlying mathematical structures, Hilbert spaces and Hermitian operators, and discover the quantum description of known classical systems and concepts such as free motion, the harmonic oscillator and angular momentum. The course also allows students to explore purely quantum phenomena that have no classical counterpart, such as the electron spin, and a brief overview on quantum communication may be provided. Throughout the course, the abstract theory will be illustrated by historic experimental evidence and modern applications whenever appropriate.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the conceptual difference between classical and quantum behavior, and solve simple one- or two-dimensional problems of quantum mechanics in the framework of wave mechanics. Furthermore, they will be able to wield the abstract formalism of
quantum states in Hilbert spaces, and to apply it on simple quantum systems.

Pour les étudiants du diplôme Bachelor of Science de l'Ecole polytechnique

Vous devez avoir validé l'équation suivante : UE MEC_1F001_EP Et UE PHY_1S004_EP Et Et UE PHY_2F002_EP

Format des notes

Numérique sur 20

Littérale/grade américain

Pour les étudiants du diplôme Programmes d'échange internationaux

Vos modalités d'acquisition :

  • Pass:=Combined grade C or better.
  • Combined grade = 0.5 Coursework + 0.5 Final.
  • Final := written, sit-down, 120min, closed book
  • Coursework := Midterm + Quizzes
  • Midterm := written, sit-down, 90min, closed book 
  • Closed book :=  NO ( textbooks || no exercice sheets || no printouts || no handwritten notes || no electronic devices)
  • Remedial: Oral exam, 30min preparation +  30min examination

Le rattrapage est autorisé (Note de rattrapage conservée écrêtée à une note seuil de 10)

    Pour les étudiants du diplôme Bachelor of Science de l'Ecole polytechnique

    Vos modalités d'acquisition :

    • Pass:=Combined grade C or better.
    • Combined grade = 0.5 Coursework + 0.5 Final.
    • Final := written, sit-down, 120min, closed book
    • Coursework := Midterm + Quizzes
    • Midterm := written, sit-down, 90min, closed book 
    • Closed book :=  NO ( textbooks || no exercice sheets || no printouts || no handwritten notes || no electronic devices)
    • Remedial: Oral exam, 30min preparation +  30min examination

    Le rattrapage est autorisé (Note de rattrapage conservée écrêtée à une note seuil de 10)
      L'UE est acquise si Note finale >= 10
      • Crédits ECTS acquis : 5 ECTS

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