Quantum Mechanics and Radiation and Matter

Module code: NS4009

Topics Covered

  • Use of time independent Schrödinger equation
  • Use of laws of quantum mechanics
  • Spin-orbit coupling and Zeeman splitting
  • Models of atomic nuclei and radioactive decay
  • Quantum numbers and structure of periodic table
  • Spectrum of simple atoms
  • Absorption and emission coefficients
  • Radiative transfer equation
  • Laser action, design and use

Learning

  • 48 hours of lectures
  • 6 hours of seminars
  • 4 hours of tutorials
  • 16 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 226 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Exam, 2 hours (30%)
  • Exam, 2 hours (30%)
  • Coursework (40%)