# Micro Physics (FYS330)

To provide the student with a broad knowledge of modern physics and the structure of matter.

*Course description for study year 2023-2024*

## Course code

FYS330

## Version

1

## Credits (ECTS)

10

## Semester tution start

Spring

## Number of semesters

1

## Exam semester

Spring

## Language of instruction

English

**Time table**

## Content

Part I: Experimental basis of quantum mechanics. The Schrödinger equation. The wave function as probability amplitude. The uncertainty principle. Energy levels and stationary states. Solution of the Schrödinger equation - quantum numbers. Penetration of barriers. Harmonic oscillator.

Part II Atomic Physics and the hydrogen atom. Bohr's atomic model. The Pauli principle and electron spin. The periodic system.

Part III Physics and statistical physics of solids. Molecules and simple rotation and vibration levels. Band theory for metals. Semiconductors. X-ray spectra.

Part IV Nuclear Physics and Atomic nucleus. Radioactivity. Nuclear Fission. Nuclear fusion.

Part V Elemental Particles: Bosons and fermions. Mesons, baryons. Leptons, quarks and photons. The standard model and its development. Higgs particle.

Note that the exam will be given in the language in which the subject is being taught.

## Learning outcome

**K1**Have a good understanding of fundamental concepts in quantum mechanics, and

**F1**be able to convey its central experimental and theoretical results. In addition,

**K2**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

**F2**be able to complete simple, illustrative calculations within these areas of physics.

## Required prerequisite knowledge

## Recommended prerequisites

## Exam

Form of assessment | Weight | Duration | Marks | Aid |
---|---|---|---|---|

Oral exam | 1/1 | 30 Minutes | Letter grades | None permitted |