Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. EXTF25 overlap following cours/es: FFF155. Optional for: N2. Course coordinator: Peter Samuelsson, Fysiska inst (MN). Recommended prerequisits: FMA430 Calculus in Severable Variables, FAFA05 Physics - Waves, Thermodynamics and Atom Physics, Matlab. Assessment: Accepted project report and accepted project presentation. Home page:

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

* within the chosen project understand the theoretical background for the project.

* explain how the undelying theory can be applied to describe the physical phenomena that are studied in the project.

* understand the limitations of the theoretical model and what parts can be captured by the theory and what parts that can not.

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

alone or in a smaller group

* apply the theoretical knowledge aquired during the course nanoscience toolson a practial project chosen accepted by the course responsible.

* depending on the nature of the project, use computers, practical electric circuit theory, practical acoustics or similar to carry out the practical part of the project.

* write a project report with a presentation of the motivation of the project, theoretical background, carried out investigations, obtained results and an analysis of the results.

* orally, with support of a computer based presentation program (power point, acrobat reader or similar) present the main points of the investigation.

In the project course nanoscience tools the student will, alone or i a smaller group, carry out a practical project with clear connection to the theoretical knowledge presented in the theory course nanoscience tools. A typical project can be solving differential equations with the help of electrical circuits, investigate the acoustic properties of flutes, construct and apply simpler computer programs to compression of digital images, propagation of heart waves or viral diseases or study simple examples on atomic vibrations in nanosystems with the help of computer simulations to gives some examples.

For each project there is a supervisor who will have close contact with the students during the projects. After the project is finished the students shall write a project report and thereafter present the results of the report in front of the students who have carried out the other projects.

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