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Before choosing course

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MH2277 (Spring 2011–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

After completed course the students will have knowledge of:

  • Atomic structure in different types of materials, especially metals.
  • The properties of gases derived from the Boltzmann statistics.
  • Thermodynamic laws as well as basic kinetics for chemical reactions.
  • Diffusion in solids and liquids.
  • Theoretical analysis and analytical relations for heat capacity, thermal conduction in solids and liquids.
  • Magnetic and electrical properties in solids and in semi-conductors as well as the effect of doping elements

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give the students knowledge about the most important material properties used in modelling of materials processes, and also to give the students the means to understand the physics behind the properties of materials in order to model a process to optimize these properties

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Registered at the master program TTMVM, or a BSc exam

Recommended prerequisites

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H. Fredriksson, U. Åkerlind. Physics for Materials Processing.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercise, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MH2277

Offered by

ITM/Materials Science and Engineering

Main field of study

Engineering Physics, Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Associate Professor Valter Ström,

Supplementary information

Replaces MH2276