This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.
To provide the student with a broad knowledge of modern physics and the structure of matter, at a level appropriate for teaching the corresponding part of the physics curriculum at highschool level.
Learning outcome
After completing the course, the student must: Have a good understanding of fundamental concepts in quantum mechanics, and be able to convey its central experimental and theoretical results. In addition, have a broad understanding of concepts and methods of solid state, atomic, nuclear and particle physics, including semiconductors, atomic spectra, the periodic table, radioactivity and the standard Model of particle physics. Finally, the student must be able to complete simple, illustrative calculations within these areas of physics.
Contents
The special principle of relativity. Lorentz transformations and the transformation of velocity. Relativistic momentum and energy.
Electrostatics: electric field and potential. Electric currents and resistance, electric networks. Magnetic fields. Electromagnetic induction, alternatingcurrent circuits. Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves. Electric and magnetic fields in matter. Relativistic electromagnetism.
Note that the final exam is given in the same language as the lecture series.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Recommended previous knowledge
FYS200 Thermo and Fluid Dynamics, FYS300 Electromagnetism and Special Relativity
Exam
Oral exam

Weight 
Duration 
Marks 
Aid 
ODAY1    A  F  
MDAG2     
Course teacher(s)
 Course teacher
 Diana Lucia Quintero Castro
 Head of Department
 Bjørn Henrik Auestad
 Course coordinator
 Diana Lucia Quintero Castro
Method of work
4 hours lectures and 2 hours exercises every week.
Open to
Bachelor level studies at the Faculty of Science and Technology.
Master level studies at the Faculty of Science and Technology.
Lektor i realfag.
Course assessment
Usually by forms and/or discussion according to university regulations.
Literature
Paul A. Tipler/ Ralph A. Llewellyn, "Modern Physics"
This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.
Sist oppdatert: 18.08.2019