Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Master's Course) Division of Advanced Science and Engineering Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering Program
Lecture Code WSQB0701 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 相関系量子論
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Quantum Theory of Correlated Matter
イシザカ サトシ,ハタケナカ ノリユキ,イイヌマ マサタカ,カタヤマ ハルナ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Tues3-6:IAS C115
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture-oriented class 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Physics
Eligible Students
Keywords quantum correlation, quantum information theory, quantum entanglement, quantum computer, quantum decoherence, analytical mechanics, path integral  
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within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
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This course is designed to provide classes of quantum information theory, backgrounded by theories of condensed matter physics, in particular from the viewpoint of quantum correlation. The purposes are to understand the foundamental concepts of quantum theory, to master calculation techniques such as path integral widely used in various fields, and to learn the applications to emerging information sciences. 
Class Schedule lesson1 (Hatakenaka/Ishizaka): Introduction
lesson2 (Ishizaka): Density matrices in quantum mechanics (1)
lesson3 (Ishizaka): Density matrices in quantum mechanics (2)
lesson4 (Ishizaka): Quantum decoherence (1)
lesson5 (Ishizaka): Quantum decoherence (2) (Jyanes-Commings model)
lesson6 (Ishizaka): Quantum adiabatic theorem and quantum annealing
lesson7 (Ishizaka): Quantum nonlocality (1)
lesson8 (Ishizaka): Quantum nonlocality (2)
lesson9 (Hatakenaka): Analytical Mechanics (1)
lesson10 (Hatakenaka): Analytical Mechanics (2)
lesson11 (Hatakenaka): Analytical Mechanics (3)
lesson12 (Hatakenaka): Path Integral (1)
lesson13 (Hatakenaka): Path Integral (2)
lesson14 (Hatakenaka): Path Integral (3)
lesson15 (Hatakenaka): Summay 
Textbooks and reference books are indicated in the class. 
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Preparation and
lesson1: Bring this syllabus
lesson2: Review quantum mechanics before the class.
lesson3:  Review linear algebra (matrix, rank, tensor prduct) before the class.
lesson4: Review master equations before the class.
lesson5: Review density matrices before the class.
lesson6: Look up quantum computation before the class.
lesson7: Look up the Bell inequality before the class.
lesson8: Look up the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox before the class.
lesson9: Review Mechanics at ungergraduate levels before the class.
lesson10: Check the Legendre transformation.
lesson11: Check the Poisson brackets.
lesson12: Write down a map of Analytical Mechanics in your own way after the class.
lesson13: Read the book entitled by ""Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character" before the class.
lesson14: Consider the applicability of path integral to your master thesis.
lesson15: Draw a map for this class in your own way after the class.  
Grading Method Final report and attitude toward the class are evaluated comprehensively 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Other The language of instruction will be decided and announced by the instructor on the first day of class based on the language proficiency of the students. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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