Quantum Physics and Statistical Mechanics

Study facts

Course codePHYS115
ECTS credits10
Teaching semesterAutumn
Number of semesters1
Teaching language
Study levelUndergraduate Courses
Belongs toDepartment of Physics and Technology


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Objectives 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

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.