SK180N Introductory Modern Physics 9.0 credits
Inledande modern fysik
Educational level
First cycle
Academic level (AD)
A Subject area
Physics
Technology
Grade scale
A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Course offerings
Autumn 17 Vecka 3544 for single courses students

Periods
Autumn 17 P1 (4.5 credits), P2 (4.5 credits)

Application code
10067
Start date
28/08/2017
End date
2018 week: 3
Language of instruction
English
Campus

Number of lectures
Number of exercises
Tutoring time
Evenings
Form of study
IT based distance

Number of places *
10  25
*) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.
Course responsible
Vladislav Korenivski <vk@kth.se>
Teacher
Vladislav Korenivski <vk@kth.se>
Part of programme
Intended learning outcomes
The course will provide basic knowledge about the rules and laws that governs micro cosmos, i.e. about electrons, atoms, nuclei, and their interaction with electromagnetic radiation. The course will also show how these rules and laws can be used within technology and medicine.
The student will after the course know how to:
 solve problems about the hydrogen atom concerning energies and wavelengths between obtained between energy levels
 explain and perform calculations on the Photoelectric effect and the Compton effect
 discuss quantum mechanical problems dealing with the Heisenberg uncertainty principle
 perform calculations on frequency conditions, mode structure of a laser and the laser medium
 perform simpler calculations with the Schrödinger equation
 do estimates of the Fermi function regarding energies in solids and explain the band model
 explain the phenomenon of nuclear decay and to perform calculations on half lifes
 explain and perform calculations on the Einstein’s energy relations and how to calculate fusion and fission energy production
 discuss the buildup of the elementary particles.
Course main content
Waves and Photons. Electrons and material waves. Quantum mechanics. Heisenberg uncertainty relation. Schrödinger equation. Pauli principle and the Periodical system. Tunnelling microscope. Hydrogen atom. Electronic spin. Atomic structure. Magnetic resonance with applications. Xrays and elemental analysis. Laser radiation. Conductors, semiconductors and isolators, pn transitions. The fotodiode and LED. Nuclear structure and binding energy. Nuclear decay. Nuclear energy. Fission and fusion. Elementary particles and the forces between them. The latest Nobel Price.
Disposition
Internetcourse examined over the Internet
Eligibility

Completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in Swedish corresponding to Swedish 3/Swedish B and English corresponding to English 6/English A . Specific requirements: knowledge of Mathematics corresponding to Mathematics 3C/D, Physics corresponding to Physics 2/B and Chemistry corresponding to Chemistry 1/A is required.
Recommended prerequisites
Mathematical knowledge corresponding to basic courses in algebra and analysis (derivates, integrals and differential equations)
Literature
"University Physics" by Young and Freedman, tillgänglig som ebok via KTH Bibliotek.
Examination
 TEN1  Examination, 3.0, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
 TEN2  Examination, 3.0, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
 TEN3  Examination, 3.0, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Exams on the internet
Requirements for final grade
Three written examinations.
Offered by
SCI/Applied undergraduate Physics
Contact
Vladislav Korenivski (vk@kth.se)
Examiner
Vladislav Korenivski <vk@kth.se>
Supplementary information
Internet course. Can be studied any time.
Addon studies
SK184N Environmental Physics
Version
Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2015.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.