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INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM MECHANICS

Enrollment year

2021/2022

Academic year

2021/2022

Regulations

DM270

Academic discipline

FIS/03 (MATERIAL PHYSICS)

Department

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL,COMPUTER AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Course

ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

Curriculum

Microelectronics

Year of study

1°

Period

1st semester (27/09/2021 - 21/01/2022)

ECTS

3

Lesson hours

23 lesson hours

Language

English

Activity type

ORAL TEST

Teacher

BAJONI DANIELE (titolare) - 6 ECTS

Prerequisites

- Classical Mechanics

- Classical Electromagnetism

- Calculus

- Classical Electromagnetism

- Calculus

Learning outcomes

Basic understanting of quantum mechanics and quantum technologies

Course contents

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics:

The crysis of classical physics.

Shroedinger equation.

The wavefunction, statistical distributions.

Simple systems in 1D: quantum well, tunneling, harmonic oscillator.

3D Shroedinger equation, the hydrogen atom.

Dirac formalism, Hermitian operators, time evolution.

Heisenberg uncertainty principle.

Crystals, Bloch theorem.

Tight binding model, band and band gaps.

Introduction to Quantum Technologies:

Brief Introduction to statistical mechanics

The Qubit

Entanglement

Quantum Key Distribution

Quantum Teleportation

Quantum Computing

The crysis of classical physics.

Shroedinger equation.

The wavefunction, statistical distributions.

Simple systems in 1D: quantum well, tunneling, harmonic oscillator.

3D Shroedinger equation, the hydrogen atom.

Dirac formalism, Hermitian operators, time evolution.

Heisenberg uncertainty principle.

Crystals, Bloch theorem.

Tight binding model, band and band gaps.

Introduction to Quantum Technologies:

Brief Introduction to statistical mechanics

The Qubit

Entanglement

Quantum Key Distribution

Quantum Teleportation

Quantum Computing

Teaching methods

oral lectures

Reccomended or required readings

Griffiths, "Introduction to Quantum mechanics"

Assessment methods

Questions aiming at understanding which are the concepts acquired by the student and his/her ability to explain the topics discussed in the course. The minimum score to pass the exam is 18/30, the maximum score is 30/30 cum laude. The student will be required to answer the questions in either written or oral form.

Further information

Questions aiming at understanding which are the concepts acquired by the student and his/her ability to explain the topics discussed in the course. The minimum score to pass the exam is 18/30, the maximum score is 30/30 cum laude. The student will be required to answer the questions in either written or oral form.

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