Course syllabus

Nanoteknikens matematiska metoder, projekt
Mathematical Methods of Nanotechnology, Project

FMFF25, 3 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 1
Date of Decision: 2012-03-22

General Information

Elective for: N2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

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

* explain how the underlying 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.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

alone or in a smaller group

* apply the theoretical knowledge aquired during the course Mathematical Methods of Nanotechnology on a chosen practical project accepted by the course coordinator.

* depending on the nature of the project, use computers, practical electrical circuit theory, 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, investigations, results and an analysis of the results.

* orally, with support of a computer based presentation program present the main points of the investigation.


In the project course the student will, alone or in a smaller group, carry out a practical project with clear connection to the theoretical knowledge presented in the theory course Mathematical Methods of Nanotechnology. A typical project can be solving differential equations with the help of electrical circuits, investigate the acoustic properties of flutes, construct and apply 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 be in 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.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Accepted project report and accepted project presentation.


Required prior knowledge: FMA430 Calculus in Severable Variables, FAFA05 Physics - Waves, Thermodynamics and Atom Physics, Matlab.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: EXTF25, FFF155, EXTF70

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Peter Samuelsson,
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