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Module QUANTUM PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS FOR PHYSICS

Module code: EP205
Credits: 5
Semester: 2
Department: EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS
International: Yes
Coordinator: Dr Emma Whelan (EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS), Dr Marcin Lukasz Gradziel (EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS)
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The aim of this module is to introduce students to the origins and fundamental concepts of quantum physics, including elementary quantum mechanics. In parallel, it also aims to develop core mathematical methods for physics, relevant to quantum physics and other physics modules, building on the foundation set by 1st year Mathematics.

This module specifically addresses the following topics of the Core of Physics, as defined by Institute of Physics:
- Trigonometric and hyperbolic functions; complex numbers
- Series expansions, limits and convergence
- Calculus to the level of multiple integrals; solution of linear ordinary and partial
differential equations
- Three-dimensional trigonometry
- Fourier series and transforms including the convolution theorem
- Black body radiation
- Photoelectric effect
- Wave-particle duality
- Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle
- Wave function and its interpretation
- Standard solutions and quantum numbers, to the level of the hydrogen atom
- Tunnelling
- Quantum structure and spectra of simple atoms
- Waves in linear media to the level of group velocity

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