## Jérôme Faist: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2022 |

Name | Prof. Dr. Jérôme Faist |

Field | Experimentalphysik |

Address | Institut für Quantenelektronik ETH Zürich, HPT F 5 Auguste-Piccard-Hof 1 8093 Zürich SWITZERLAND |

Telephone | +41 44 633 72 80 |

jfaist@ethz.ch | |

Department | Physics |

Relationship | Full Professor |

Number | Title | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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402-0053-00L | Physics II | 8 credits | 4V + 2U | J. Faist | |

Abstract | The goal of the Physics II class is an introduction to quantum mechanics | ||||

Learning objective | To work effectively in many areas of modern engineering, such as renewable energy and nanotechnology, students must possess a basic understanding of quantum mechanics. The aim of this course is to provide this knowledge while making connections to applications of relevancy to engineers. After completing this course, students will understand the basic postulates of quantum mechanics and be able to apply mathematical methods for solving various problems including atoms, molecules, and solids. Additional examples from engineering disciplines will also be integrated. | ||||

Content | Content: - Wave mechanics: the old quantum theory - Postulates and formalism of Quantum Mechanics - First application: the quantum well and the harmonic Oscillator - QM in three dimension: the Hydrogen atom - Identical particles: Pauli's principle - Crystalline Systems and band structures - Quantum statistics - Approximation Methods - Applications in Engineering - Entanglement and superposition | ||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes (hand-written) will be distributed via the Moodle interface | ||||

Literature | David J. Griffiths, "Introduction to quantum mechanics" Second edition, Cambridge University Press. http://www.cambridge.org/ch/academic/subjects/physics/quantum-physics-quantum-information-and-quantum-computation/introduction-quantum-mechanics-2nd-edition?format=HB&isbn=9781107179868 | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisites: Physics I. | ||||

402-0551-00L | Laser Seminar | 0 credits | 1S | T. Esslinger, J. Faist, J. Home, A. Imamoglu, U. Keller, F. Merkt, H. J. Wörner | |

Abstract | Research colloquium | ||||

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