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Cours scientifiques - PHY_3F001_EP : Advanced Quantum Physics

Domaine > Physique.


Prerequisite: PHY205

As its name suggests, this course is a sequel to PHY205 “Introduction to Quantum Physics”. It will expand our view on three-dimensional quantum mechanical problems, by applying the formalism to the description of atoms and particles in a magnetic field. This includes also a deeper analysis of angular momentum, and its relation to rotational symmetry. We will discover approximation techniques for time-independent and time-dependent phenomena, and apply them to the detailed description of the hydrogen atom. The quantum-mechanical description of scattering will be introduced. Furthermore, we will study the notion of entanglement which is fundamental to quantum cryptography and quantum computing. The description of identical particles in quantum mechanics will build the bridge to the Pauli exclusion principle and the spin-statistics connection.

The following subjects are expected to be treated:

❯ The addition of angular momenta
❯ The notion of spin and magnetic resonance
❯ Approximation methods and time independent perturbation theory
❯ Entangled states and the EPR paradox
❯ Particles in a magnetic field, Landau levels
❯ Identical particles and the spin-statistics connection
❯ Time-evolution and time-dependent perturbation theory

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


Format des notes

Numérique sur 20

Littérale/grade américain

Pour les étudiants du diplôme Programmes d'échange internationaux

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

Vos modalités d'acquisition :

The lecture evaluation is based on homeworks to be handed in every week (30%), a midterm exam (30%) and a final exam (40%).
The exams are both written exams and last between 1.5 and 2 hours.
No material is allowed, except for a single page of handwritten notes.
Remedial exams can take the form of a written exam (same modalities as above) or an oral examination (between 30 minutes and 1 hour, no material allowed).

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

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