(LO1) An understanding why classical mechanics must have failed to describe the properties of light, and the properties of microspopic systems.
(LO2) An understanding of why quantum theory is the conceptual framework required to explain the behaviour of the universe.
(LO3) A basic knowledge on the experimental and theoretical concepts which founded modern physics, i.e. quantum theory needed to explain certain phenomena.
(LO4) An understanding of the quantum theory of light and the ability to apply energy-momentum conservation in the explanation of phenomena such as the. photo-electric effect and the Compton effect.
(LO5) An understanding of de Broglie waves and their interpretation.
(LO6) An ability to explain the experimental evidence for de Broglie waves, for example through the scattering of electrons, X-rays and neutrons.
(LO7) An understanding of the principles of quantum mechanical measurements and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle.
(LO8) An understanding of the identity principle of microscopic particles and the basic idea of quantum (Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein) statistics.
(LO9) An understanding why quantum theory is the conceptual framework to understand the microscopic properties of the universe.
(LO10) A basic knowledge of contemporary applications of quantum theory and their impact on our society.
(LO11) A basic understanding of the Schrodinger equation.
(LO12) An understanding of de Broglie waves and their statistical interpretation.
(LO13) An understanding of Bohr's theory of the atom and its application to the H-atom including the concept of principal quantum numbers.
(S1) Problem solving skills relating to quantum phenomena.