FYS-1467 Basics of Quantum Mechanics, 5 cr

Person responsible

Jouko Nieminen


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
FYS-1467 2019-01 1 - 2 Jouko Nieminen
The total mark is determined by the pre-class assignments, activity in exercise classes and the final exam.

Learning Outcomes

After passing the course the student will have knowledge of why quantum mechanics is required for certain problems and how basic quantum mechanics works. Student can solve problems related to simple quantum mechanical setups using Schrödinger equation. The student knows how the quantum states and wave functions can be solved for hydrogen atom.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Foundations of quantum mechanics, wave function and its statistical interpretation.     
2. Schrödinger equation in one-dimension, stationary states, particle in a one-dimensional potential well.  The harmonic oscillator.   
3. Quantum mechanical formalism, eigenstates and eigenfunctions.  Dirac notation.   
4. Quantum mechanics in three dimensions. Hydrogen atom and quantization of angular momentum and spin.  Representation of spin.   
5. Two particle systems.     

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Additional information Examination material
Book   Modern Physics, 2nd edition.   Randy Harris         Yes   

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
FYS-1467 Basics of Quantum Mechanics, 5 cr FYS-1466 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 5 cr  

Updated by: Kunnari Jaana, 05.03.2019