Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.09.2019 - 13.12.2019

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

General questions should be posted to the discussion forum of the course page. More personal questions can be send to

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I-II (2019-2020)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course introduces the student to quantum physics, basics and concepts, as well as its technological applications. Student's understanding of the necessary background in classical physics is also strengthened: classical models of motion, fields and forces, and wave motion.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Classical motion in 1 and 3 dimensions, fields and forces, wave motion. Basic quantum mechanics. Technological applications of quantum physics.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): See Lectures and materials page for a detailed schedule.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Exercises and midterm exams

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

10 exercises with 3 problems each. 2 midterm exams.

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

Lectures 30h, exercise sessions 26h, self-study 73h.

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): Primary materials for the course: Lecture slides, example solutions to exercises, textbooks. Other materials will be announced as the course progresses.

Main textbooks:

  • Young, Freedman, University Physics (13th Edition), Pearson
  • Nielsen, Chuang, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information: 10th Anniversary Edition, Cambridge University Press

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Language class 3: English


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