About the course

The objective of the course is for the student to develop knowledge and skills within quantum mechanics, needed to describe basic structures and dynamics in atoms, molecules and solids.

Course content

- Historical background
- Wave–particle duality
- The time-dependent and time-independent Schrödinger equation
- Mathematical formulations of quantum mechanics
- Angular momentum and spherical harmonics
- Single- and multi-electron systems
- Chemical bonds
- Numerical methods for solving the Schrödinger equation
- The Hartree-Fock approximation.

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

General entry requirement (with the exemption of Swedish language) + or the equivalent of Physics 2, Chemistry 1, Mathematics 3C or Mathematics D in Swedish secondary school.

At least 22,5 credits in Mathematics.

The equivalent of English 6 in Swedish secondary school.


Upper secondary grades 66%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 34%

Course evaluation

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