Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Mathematics & Physics School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Delivery mode

Internal

Class contact

4 Contact hours

Incompatible

PHYS7041 or PHYS7241

Prerequisite

PHYS3040 + Admission to BSc hons

Assessment methods

Tutorial problems, assignments, and end of semester exam

Course coordinator

Dr John Fjaerestad (jof@physics.uq.edu.au)

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, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile