Course PHYS115

# Quantum Physics and Statistical Mechanics

## Course offered :

- Current semester
- Next semester

### Current programmes of study

Number of credits | 10 |

Course offered (semester) | Haust (Fargekode: gul). Undervises siste gang hausten 2015. |

Schedule | Schedule |

Reading list | Reading list |

### Aim and Content

The topic gives a broad introduction to modern physics: special relativity, quantization, the Schrödinger equation, atomic physics, classical and quantum mechanical statistics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics and particle physics. The topic prepares students for further studies in atomic and sub-atomic physics.

### Learning Outcomes

After completed course PHYS115 the student shall be able to:

- apply special relativity to selected problems,
- solve the Schrödinger equation in 1, 2 and 3 dimensions, and interpret the solution,
- explain atomic binding and the periodic system,
- explain electron structure in metals and semiconductors
- apply statistical physics methods to simple problems, and explain basic principles in nuclear and particle physics

### Language of Instruction

Norwegian

### Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.