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Mécaniques classique et quantique

academic year

Course teacher(s)

Nathalie VAECK (Coordinator) and Lieven CLARISSE

ECTS credits


Language(s) of instruction


Course content

Part 1: Classical mechanics: periodic systems, variationnel principles, equation of Euler-Lagrange, Hamilton dynamics, waves

Part 2: Quantum mechanics: Origin, formalism, systems in one dimension, theory of time independent perturbations, systems in multiple dimensions, angular moments, atoms of one electron, variational method

Objectives (and/or specific learning outcomes)

To understand the basics of analytical mechanics and quantum mechanics

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Required and corequired courses

Cours ayant celui-ci comme co-requis

Teaching methods and learning activities

Lectures and exercises

References, bibliography, and recommended reading

Classical Dynamics - S. T. Thornton and J. B. Marion - Brooks Cole; 5th ed ( 2003)

Quantum Mechanics - B. H. Bransden and C.J. Joachain - Pearson Education (2000)

Chimie Physique - D. McQuarrie et J. Simon - Dunond (2000)

Other information


lclariss@ulb.ac.be, nvaeck@ulb.ac.be, nam.nguyen@ulb.ac.be


Solbosch, Plaine


Method(s) of evaluation

  • Other


Written test ("dispensatoire") in January on the classical mechanics part. Exam in June on the material of the second term (quantum mechanics) as well as the material of the first term (classical mechanics) in case the result of the test in January was < 10/20.

Mark calculation method (including weighting of intermediary marks)

The total mark equals the weighted average of the two marks obtained in both parts. The weights are 40% for Classical Mechanics and 60% for Quantum Mechanics respectively.

Language(s) of evaluation

  • french