Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
120 credits including basic course in quantum mechanics or equivalent. English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
analyse wave packet dynamics by means of correlation functions
describe the difference between quantum dynamics in harmonic and in anharmonic systems
use numerical methods to solve the time-dependent Schrödinger equation for model systems of relevance within chemistry and physics
describe and compare in terms of accuracy and efficiency different numerical methods for progagating wave packets.
Time-dependent Schrödinger equation. Wave packets. Correlation functions. Harmonic and anharmonic oscillators. Phase space and Wigner transformation. Potential surfaces. Diabatic and adiabatic representation. Time-dependent perturbation theory. Fermi's Golden Rule. Numerical solution of the Schrödinger equation. Applications to chemical physics.
Lectures, problem solving sessions and laboratory work.
Laboratory sessions, 2 credits and written assignments, 3 credits.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.