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Unit Overview

Description

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.

Credit
6 points
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 elective
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 and quizzes; (2) laboratory work; and (3) tests. 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.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Darren Grasso
Unit rules
Prerequisites
PHYS3001 Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics
Advisable prior study
PHYS3011 Mathematical Physics
Contact hours
lectures: average 3 hours per week
practical classes: 1 hour per week
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.