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136.019 Quantum Mechanics I
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VU, 5.0h, 10.0EC
Lecture TubeTUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 5.0
  • Credits: 10.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain fundamental experiments and theoretical foundations of quantum mechanics. Students are proficient in Dirac's formalism, basic operator algebra and are able to solve simple single-particle problems (e.g. free particle, harmonic oscillator, hydrogen atom) employing various mathematical techniques. Furthermore students understand basic principles of the quantum mechanical description of physical variables (e.g. angular momentum, spin).

Subject of course

Foundations of quantum mechanics: fundamental experiments, Schrödinger equation, wave mechanics, Dirac formalism, eigenvalue problems, scattering theory, angular momentum and spin, harmonic oscillator, measurement processes in quantum theory, hydrogen atom, perturbation theory.

Teaching methods

Involving students in the lecture by asking questions and tutorials for solving problems independently.

Mode of examination

Immanent

Additional information

 

First meeting: Tuesday, 05.10.2021 at 08:00.  In this first meeting all details regarding the implementation of this course will be discussed.

Zoom-Link: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/91899611007?pwd=a01NcjhhaW04bzkyTXl5UUl0TDB1Zz09

First exercises: Friday,  15.10.2021, 8:15-9:15 (registration here in TISS is compulsory!!)

Schedule (according to the current planning of the Dean's office, lectures for one cohort will be held in the lecture hall with a live stream available for the other cohorts - presumably via Zoom):

 

  • Tue. 8:00-9:30 Lecture and questions
  • We.: 8:00-9:30 Lecture and questions
  • Thu. 8:00-9:30 Lecture and questions
  • Tutorials (with exercise assignments): Fr. 8:15 - approx. 9:15 (choice of hybrid or online scheme)

The cohorts are as following: "even groups in the lecture hall in even weeks, odd ones in odd weeks. The hybrid starts with the second lecture Wedn, Oct. 6th, which is week 40, i.e., even. The first lecture Oct. 5th is zoom only, link see above. The zoom link is also valid if you are in the online week.

Subsequently, the videos are available at https://tube1.it.tuwien.ac.at/c/quantentheorie1

We are aware that these times are not at all student friendly. Hence, 90% attendance of the lectures will be rewarded with a quantum T-shirt. Attendance of the exercises is obligatory, except for the online exercises. 

 

To guarantee a uniform distribution of students of the respective online-week of the hybrid groups onto the online-only groups, the repartitioning is as follows

hybrid group --> online group
1 & 2                -->            1
3 & 4                -->            2
5 & 6                -->            3

The seminar rooms for the on-site part of the hybrid groups are
1  DA grün 06A Tutor: Florian Lindenbauer 
2  DB gelb 05A  Tutor: Johannes Schabbauer
3  DB gelb 07 Tutor: Alexander Redl
4  DB gelb 09 Tutor: Martina Fellinger
5  DC rot 07 Tutor: Robert Berndl-Forstner
6  DB HS 4 Tutor: Dominik Robert Fus

The zoom links of the three online groups are:
Online Gruppe 1: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98643945625?pwd=Vm9GdTFEcytKSkZ6WEF2Yk56QnVOZz09 Password: 554Y5reM Tutors: Anna Kauch / Jan Tomczak
Online Gruppe 2: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92566298195?pwd=MWZ5T3ZTbW42NTFMbzFmZURSWlR2QT09 Password: it5f3ynm4n Tutor: Felix Höfenstock
Online Gruppe 3: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/93168675738?pwd=U1JHb3JGV2pCbGQ3SDdnRW8rVzB1UT09 Password: Lp48Uj06 Tutor: Stefan Rohshap

 

 

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Mon08:00 - 09:0004.10.2021 - 24.01.2022FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I
Tue08:00 - 09:3005.10.2021 - 25.01.2022FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH (LIVE)Quantentheorie I
Wed08:00 - 09:3006.10.2021 - 26.01.2022FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH (LIVE)Quantentheorie I
Thu08:00 - 09:3007.10.2021 - 27.01.2022FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH (LIVE)Quantentheorie I
Thu12:00 - 14:0024.03.2022FH 8 Nöbauer HS - MATH Einsicht Nachtest
Quantum Mechanics I - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Mon04.10.202108:00 - 09:00FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I
Tue05.10.202108:00 - 09:30FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I
Wed06.10.202108:00 - 09:30FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I
Thu07.10.202108:00 - 09:30FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I
Mon11.10.202108:00 - 09:00FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I
Tue12.10.202108:00 - 09:30FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I
Wed13.10.202108:00 - 09:30FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I
Thu14.10.202108:00 - 09:30FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I
Mon18.10.202108:00 - 09:00FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I
Tue19.10.202108:00 - 09:30FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I
Wed20.10.202108:00 - 09:30FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I
Thu21.10.202108:00 - 09:30FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I
Mon25.10.202108:00 - 09:00FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I
Wed27.10.202108:00 - 09:30FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I
Thu28.10.202108:00 - 09:30FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I
Wed03.11.202108:00 - 09:30FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I
Thu04.11.202108:00 - 09:30FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I
Mon08.11.202108:00 - 09:00FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I
Tue09.11.202108:00 - 09:30FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I
Wed10.11.202108:00 - 09:30FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Quantentheorie I

Examination modalities

Two written exams (80%): 19.11.2021 and 31.1.2022 (from 9:00 to 11:00, pending changes due to the Covid pandemic).

In each exams 40% of the points are needed as a minimum.

An additional test can be used to replace the exam in which the least points have been gained.

Duration of tests: 2 1/2 hours; exam tasks from lectures and tutorials; you are allowed to take with you: pen(s) , 1 DIN A4 page (single side). Student ID.

Tutorium/"Kreuzerlübung" (20%):

The prepared exercises need to be (a) indicated in TUWEL and (b) uploaded to TUWEL until midnight the day before the exercise class.
If a student presents one of the exercises at the black board or online in the fully-fledged online cohort, a weighting factor between 0 and 1 is assigned. In all, the Tutorium is evaluated according to the Eq.:

minimum (% of marked exercises, mean weighting factor for the black board presentation)

The Tutorium with the least marked exercises will not be not included ( "Streichresult" for not prepared Tutorium or for missed tutorium in case of illness),

50% of the combined points (tests and tutorium) are needed to pass (grade 4). 62.5% for grade 3, 75% for grade 2, 87.5% for grade 1.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
06.09.2021 00:00 06.10.2021 23:59 06.10.2021 23:59

Registration modalities

Please register in TISS for this course and the exercise groups until 7.10.2020. 

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Hybrid Gruppe (gerade Wochen Präsenz) 124.09.2021 00:0108.10.2021 23:59
Hybrid Gruppe (gerade Wochen Präsenz) 224.09.2021 00:0108.10.2021 23:59
Hybrid Gruppe (gerade Wochen Präsenz) 324.09.2021 00:0108.10.2021 23:59
Hybrid Gruppe (gerade Wochen Präsenz) 424.09.2021 00:0108.10.2021 23:59
Hybrid Gruppe (gerade Wochen Präsenz) 524.09.2021 00:0108.10.2021 23:59
Hybrid Gruppe (gerade Wochen Präsenz) 624.09.2021 00:0108.10.2021 23:59
Hybrid Gruppe (ungerade Wochen Präsenz) 124.09.2021 00:0108.10.2021 23:59
Hybrid Gruppe (ungerade Wochen Präsenz) 224.09.2021 00:0108.10.2021 23:59
Hybrid Gruppe (ungerade Wochen Präsenz) 324.09.2021 00:0108.10.2021 23:59
Hybrid Gruppe (ungerade Wochen Präsenz) 424.09.2021 00:0108.10.2021 23:59
Hybrid Gruppe (ungerade Wochen Präsenz) 524.09.2021 00:0108.10.2021 23:59
Hybrid Gruppe (ungerade Wochen Präsenz) 624.09.2021 00:0108.10.2021 23:59
Online Gruppe (gerade Wochen Vorlesung Präsenz) 124.09.2021 00:0108.10.2021 23:59
Online Gruppe (gerade Wochen Vorlesung Präsenz) 224.09.2021 00:0108.10.2021 23:59
Online Gruppe (gerade Wochen Vorlesung Präsenz) 324.09.2021 00:0108.10.2021 23:59
Online Gruppe (ungerade Wochen Vorlesung Präsenz) 124.09.2021 00:0108.10.2021 23:59
Online Gruppe (ungerade Wochen Vorlesung Präsenz) 224.09.2021 00:0108.10.2021 23:59
Online Gruppe (ungerade Wochen Vorlesung Präsenz) 324.09.2021 00:0108.10.2021 23:59

Curricula

Literature

A "script" for the course is available (buying it cannot replace attendening the lectures though). The skriptum can be baought in the secretary's office 8th floor yellow 9:00-10:30am. Lecture notes and presentations (slides) will be made available after each lecture in tuwel or TISS.

Further reading:

1.) A. Messiah, Quantum Mechanics, 2 Vols (North Holland)
2.) C. Cohen Tannoudji et al., Quantum Mechanics, 2 Vols (McGraw-Hill)
3.) L. I. Schiff, Quantum Mechanics (McGraw-Hill)
4.) L.D. Landau u. E. M. Lifshitz, Quantenmechanik (Lehrbuch der Theoretischen Physik, Vol. III)
5.) F. Schwabl, Quantenmechanik (Springer)

Preceding courses

Continuative courses

Miscellaneous

  • Attendance Required!

Language

German