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The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
FFYS6030 Quantum Mechanics I 8 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Sabrina Maniscalco and Jyrki Piilo (2016-2017), Sabrina Maniscalco and Kalle-Antti Suominen (2017-2018)
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X X
2017–2018 X X
Preceding studies
Basic Studies in Physics, Basic Studies in Mathematics

Learning outcomes

The student understands the basic laws of the most fundamental physical theory: quantum mechanics. He/She is familiar with the link between information and physical systems at the quantum level. The student masters both the basic mathematical framework of quantum theory and the associated physical concepts such as wave-particle duality, uncertainty relations, quantum superpositions and entanglement.


The carriers of information at classical and quantum level: bits and quantum bits (qubits). Two-level quantum systems and quantum interferometry. States and observables. The Schrödinger equation and quantum dynamics. Quantum entanglement and nonlocality. Free particle dynamics, quantum harmonic oscillator, particle in a potential well. Spin and rotations. Elements of perturbation theory. Manybody systems.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 56 h 0 h
Exercises 24 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

2. year spring

Study materials

Material on lectures.

B. Schumacher, M. Westmoreland: Quantum Processes, Systems, and Information (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Pakolliset opinnot (Physics)
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
DP in Physical Sciences
DP in Physics Education Track
DP in Physical Sciences
DP in Theoretical Physics
Finnish Study Modules