# Quantum Physics I

7.5 ECTS credits

Quantum physics is the most important development in physics during the 20th century. Many technical applications in modern information technology and telecommunications are based on quantum physical phenomena. The course is a first basic course in quantum physics.

It introduces the concepts and theoretical tools that are needed for the description of quantum systems. Based on the wave function and the Schrödinger equation the statistical interpretation and the fundamental postulates of quantum mechanics are systematically developed. Some important applications, such as the harmonic oscillator and the hydrogen atom, are studied in detail. More complicated systems will be studied in the courses Quantum Physics II and Solid State Physics.

It introduces the concepts and theoretical tools that are needed for the description of quantum systems. Based on the wave function and the Schrödinger equation the statistical interpretation and the fundamental postulates of quantum mechanics are systematically developed. Some important applications, such as the harmonic oscillator and the hydrogen atom, are studied in detail. More complicated systems will be studied in the courses Quantum Physics II and Solid State Physics.

Progressive specialisation:
G2F (has at least 60 credits in first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)

Education level:
Undergraduate level

Admission requirements:
Completed courses in Physics, 22.5 ECTS Credits, and courses in Mathematics, 22.5 ECTS Credits plus attended courses: Linear Algebra and Vector Analysis 7.5 ECTS cr and Basic Mathematical Mathematical Physics 7.5 ECTS cr, or Tensor, Complex Analysis and Transformer 7.5 ECTS cr, or equivalent.

Selection:

Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.

### This course is included in the following programme

- Bachelor Programme in Physics (studied during year 2)
- Engineering: Engineering Physics (studied during year 2)
- Master of Science in Engineering Physics (studied during year 2)