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Micro Physics

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

To provide the student with a broad knowledge of modern physics and the structure of matter, at a level appropriate for teaching the corresponding part of the physics curriculum at high-school level.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student must: Have a good understanding of fundamental concepts in quantum mechanics, and be able to convey its central experimental and theoretical results. In addition, have a broad understanding of concepts and methods of solid state, atomic, nuclear and particle physics, including semiconductors, atomic spectra, the periodic table, radioactivity and the standard Model of particle physics. Finally, the student must be able to complete simple, illustrative calculations within these areas of physics.


The special principle of relativity. Lorentz transformations and the transformation of velocity. Relativistic momentum and energy.
Electrostatics: electric field and potential. Electric currents and resistance, electric networks. Magnetic fields. Electromagnetic induction, alternating-current circuits. Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic waves. Electric and magnetic fields in matter. Relativistic electromagnetism.
Note that the final exam is given in the same language as the lecture series.

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended previous knowledge

FYS200 Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics, FYS300 Electromagnetism and Special Relativity


Oral exam
Weight Duration Marks Aid
O-DAY1 A - F

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher
Diana Lucia Quintero Castro , Helena Kolesova
Course coordinator
Diana Lucia Quintero Castro
Head of Department
Bjørn Henrik Auestad

Method of work

4 hours lectures and 2 hours exercises every week.

Open to

Bachelor level studies at the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Master level studies at the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Lektor i realfag.

Course assessment

Usually by forms and/or discussion according to university regulations.


Paul A. Tipler/ Ralph A. Llewellyn, "Modern Physics"

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 13.11.2019