# PEM5116 - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

#### Form professor

Prof. Dr. Luiz Tadeu Fernandes Eleno,

Prof. Dr. Antonio Jefferson da Silva Machado
#### Workload

Theoretical |
Practical |
Study |
Duration |
Total |
Credits |

4 hours/week |
0 hours/week |
8 hours/week |
15 weeks |
180 hours |
12 |

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#### Concentration area

97135 - Magnetism and Superconductivity

#### Objectives

Provide students in the Magnetism and Superconductivity area of concentration the fundamental concepts required for the theoretical development of Solid State Physics and Magnetism.

#### Motivation

A Quantum Mechanics course is needed to meet the demand of engineering students and other areas who have not been exposed previously to the concepts of the discipline. Such concepts are fundamental for the study of thermal, electrical, magnetic and superconducting properties of materials.

#### Syllabus

- History of Quantum Mechanics
- Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle
- Schroedinger’s Equation
- One-dimensional problems: wells, barriers, harmonic oscillator
- Operators and eigenstates
- Three-dimensional problems
- Electron in the hydrogen atom
- Angular Momentum
- Many-electrons atoms
- Spin and Pauli’s Exclusion Principle

#### Evaluation criteria

The arithmetic average of two tests, P1 (weight 1) and P2 (weight 2), must be equal to or greater than 5 in a scale from 0 to 10.

#### References

- GRIFFITHS, D. J. Mecânica Quântica 2ed. Pearson, 2005
- EISBERG, R.; RESNICK, R., Física Quântica, Átomos, Moléculas, Sólidos, Núcleos e Partículas, Ed. Campus, 1978.
- FEYNMAN, R.P., LEIGHTON, R.B. AND SANDS, M., The Feynman Lectures on Physics, vol.3, Addison-Wesley, 1975.