Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Optional for: M3. Course coordinator: Göran Jönsson,, Fysik, kurslaboratoriet. Recommended prerequisits: FAF260 Tillämpad vågrörelselära or corresponding course. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 16. Assessment: Passed laboratory exercises and reports. Passed written examination. Home page:

The aim of this course is for the student to acquire a basic knowledge of atomic physics and its applications. A good understanding of these parts of physics is essential for concept-building within rapidly developing research areas such as e.g. nanotechnology. The course also aims at building a foundation for further studies of Physics, e.g. within the area of combustion physics. The course will also train and develpop the students ability of problem solving, modelling, experimental work and written as well as oral communication.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

It is important that the student understands how different parts of the course relate to each other and to rapidly developing research areas. The laboratory work is essential for visualizing important concepts of physics.

The course deals with: Relativistic mechanics. Orders of magnitude in microcosmos. Massdetermination using electric and magnetic fields. Photoelectric effect and thermal radiation. Quantisation phenomena in the atomic world. Atomic models. Basics of Quantum Mechanics. deBroglie's matter waves, Heisenberg's uncertainty relation and the Schrödinger equation. Electron microscope and scanning tunneling microscope. Structure of the periodic system. Molecules. The laser and laser based measurements. X-rays and imaging. Radioactivity.

Jönsson, G och Nilsson, E: Tillämpad atomfysik. Teach Support 2005. ISBN: 9197249947
Laborationshandledning för tillämpad atomfysik.