PHYS3004 Advanced Quantum Mechanics

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Physics major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
Content
The content of this unit includes (1) Advanced quantum theory - fundamental concepts, quantum dynamics, charged particles in electromagnetic fields, symmetries in quantum mechanics, angular momentum, and scattering theory; (2) Quantum information and computation: Turing machine and universal computation; quantum superposition, entanglement and parallelism; quantum bits and state vectors; quantum circuits and unitary operations; quantum algorithms; quantum teleportation; and quantum cryptography.

The content is explored with reference to a range of applications and physical contexts, and developed and applied through a series of laboratory tasks. Skills in problem identification, mathematical exploration and solution are fostered through assignment sheets and practical class activities.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a high-level of understanding of quantum theory; (2) apply critical thinking skills at an advanced level in practical quantum applications; (3) apply problem identification and mathematical skills in quantum physics; and (4) implement understanding of the physical principles of quantum information and computation.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments; (2) laboratory work; and (3) tests and examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the laboratory work component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Jingbo Wang
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
PHYS3001 Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics (formerly Quantum Mechanics 2 and Atomic Physics)
Advisable prior study:
PHYS3011 Mathematical Physics
Contact hours
lectures: average 3 hours per week; practical classes: 1 hour per week
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