Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. FAF280 overlap following cours/es: FAF062 och FAF062. Optional for: F2. Course coordinator: Sven Åberg,, Fysik, kurslaboratoriet. Recommended prerequisits: Basic courses in physics and mathematics. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 10. Assessment: Three (out of four) projects shall be performed. Each project is performed during approximately one week. Each project contains the following compulsary parts: introductory lecture (compulsary for all students), laboratory work, discussion session and project work presentation. A mark is given for each project, and the final mark is the average of the three sub marks. Finally, an oral presentation shall be given on one of the projects. The mark on the oral presentation is passed or not passed. All work and exams are performed during the study period of 7 weeks, i.e. there is no final examination. Further information: The course may be cancelled if less than 10 participants. Home page:

The aim of the course is to give an insight and understanding of some physics areas close to current research activities, and some experimental methods.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

have obtained an understanding of and practical experience of some physics areas close to current research activities, which are relevant for future work for the engineer.

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Three of the following four projects shall be done:

1. Information technology, 2. BioNano science. 3. Techniques to measure with laser. 4. Environmental physics.

All projects are close to the research activities at physics department in Lund.

Each project contain: Introductory lecture, Laboratory work, Litterature studies, Group work, Seminar discussion of obtained results, Presentation in the form of power point presentation, technical report, popular article, or a debate article. One of the projects is also presented orally.

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