Quantum Mechanics and Modelling

Quantum Mechanics and ModellingCode de l'UE : HMCH144


- Introduction of basic concepts in quantum physics and its relation to chemistry, modern material science and engineering of nano-devices.
- To achieve these goals in this course, a mathematically rigorous approach combined with the physical interpretation and illustrations of some important QM models to electronic and magnetic spectroscopies and chemistry.


  • true feeling about the quantum nature of matter;`
  • good understanding of the theoretical formalism, which is needed for material characterization and engineering ;
  • true knowledge about electronic state; quantum numbers, electronic transitions and their relation to spectroscopy; electronic states in electric and magnetic fields.
  • the necessary backgrounds for further learning of computational modeling methods and techniques applicable to electronic structures, geometrical structures and spectroscopic properties of materials.

Pré-requis recommandés

Basic knowledge of classical wave theory, classical mechanics and undergraduate level of mathematics: linear algebra and mathematical analysis.

Volume horaire

  • CM : 34
  • TD : 16
  • TP : 0


  1. R. C. Greenhow, Introductory Quantum Mechanics, Hilger, Brisot, New York, ESM, Cambridge, 1990 .
  2. David Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Pearson New International edition , London (first and second editions)
  3. Any text book on “Introduction to Quantum Mechanics”
Diplômes intégrant cette UE

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Crédits ECTS 5

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Contact(s) administratif(s)

Werner PAULUS (werner.paulus @ umontpellier.fr)