Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Mathematics & Physics School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Delivery mode

Internal

Class contact

4 Contact hours

Incompatible

PHYS6041

Prerequisite

PHYS3040 + permission of Head of School for BSc students.

Recommended prerequisite

Restricted

Restricted to BSc(Hons) students only.

Assessment methods

Tutorial problems, assignments, and end of semester examination

Course coordinator

Dr Simon Haine (haine@physics.uq.edu.au)

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

The first part of this course covers selected topics in quantum mechanics, including the path integral formalism and the Berry phase. The second part of the course is an introduction to quantum many-body theory, including second quantization, Green's functions, many-body perturbation theory and Feynman diagrams. Both bosonic and fermionic systems are covered. Applications of the many-body formalism to various condensed matter systems and to dilute atomic gases are discussed.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile