FYSS7531 Quantum Mechanics II A, spring 2020

Lecturer: Tuomas Lappi, office FL240

Teaching assistant: Henri Hänninen, office FL353

Course materials, exercise returns, solution suggestions etc are in Moodle.


The classes for QMIIA will meet on Tuesday from 12 to 16 and on Thursday from 12 to 14 in FYS2.

Exception: first day of class on Wednesday Jan 8th from 10 to 14, with lunch break in between.

The division of these between lectures and exercises will not follow the labeling in korppi. The weekly schedule will proceed in the following way:

Before Tueday's class you must read the given reading assignments for each week. With the help of these you should solve some simple preliminary exercise problems and be prepared to discuss your solutions in class on Tuesday.

On Tuesday we will discuss the preliminary problems and the reading assigments, first in smaller groups and then together, on the blackboard. The lecturer can also discuss on the blackboard any other questions you have on the reading assignment material.

After the Tuesday class you should start working on the main homework exercise problems.

NB: every week there are two sets of exercise problems:

  1. The preliminary exercises which you should do while reading the assignment, these will be discussed in groups in class on Tuesday.
  2. The written exercises, for which you hand in your solutions in writing by Friday night and again your self-graded solutions by Monday.


The course does not follow a single set of lecture notes. Instead, at this stage you should get used to following a variety of different sources. Every student is expected to acquire access to at least two of the following sources


The preliminary exercises contribute 20%, the written exercises 40% and the exam 40%. If you cannot make it to class on Tuesday and want to get credit for the preliminary exercises, you can return your solutions in writing (paper or scanned pdf) to the lecturer by Tuesday at 12h. The exam will be an oral exam, date to be agreed later. If you request, we may also choose to take a written exam instead, but this must be agreed with the lecturer separately.

Weekly agenda, preliminary problems

Homework exercises


Details here later.