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Quantum Physics 7.5 credits

First cycle, F0047T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study
Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Basic course in Modern physics, mechanics (oscillatory and angular momentum in three dimensions) , linear algebra, analysis and ordinary and partiall differential equations (separable) and beeing able to write simple computer program in matlab or c. Courses that provide this are: D0009E, F0008T, F0007T, M0032M, M0018M, M0014M.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
After the course, the student should be able to understand and apply:
  • The motivation for quantum mechanics in modern physics.
  • The foundations of quantum mechanics.
  • Wave-particle dualism, wave packet, probability interpretation, Heisenberg uncertanty relations.
  • Operators, eigenvalues and expectationvalues.
  • Understand and calculate properties of quantum mechanical systems and processes.
  • Angular momentum and central motion.
  • Hydrogen atom and spin.
  • Perturbation calculations.  
  • Spectra of atoms and molecules.

Foundations of quantum mechanics, Schrödinger equation, state, operators, eigenvalues, well potential, harmonic oscillator, Hydrogen atom, angular momentum, spin and tunnling, perturbation calculations. The lab excercises consist of three parts: Franck-Hertz experiment, analysis of atomic spectra and perturbation calculation on a computer using matlab.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Teaching will be performed as ordinary lectures and solution of problems. Laboratory excersises and a written repport are compulsary.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Written exam at the end of the course. Written labb repports.

Course cannot be combined with F0018T.

Magnus Gustafsson

Transition terms
The course F0047T is equal to MTF107

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 1
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
David Griffiths

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Laboratory workU G#1.00MandatoryA09
0003Written examG U 3 4 56.50MandatoryA21

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
The syllabus was accepted by the Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 2008-12-15 and remains valid from autumn term 2009..

Last revised
by Head Faculty Programme Director Niklas Lehto 17 Feb 2021