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Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

6 cr

Competency aims

The student is expected to attain a basic knowledge of wave physics, acoustics, optics and modern physics.

Course contents

Basic concepts of waves
Sound and hearing
The Doppler effect
Geometric optics
Mirrors and lenses
Physical optics
Special relativity
Relativistic momentum
The photoelectric effect
The Bohr model
The hydrogen atom
The exclusion principle
The wave nature of particles
X-ray production
Nuclear structure and binding
Nuclear radioactivity and reactions
Nuclear reactors
Fundamental particles
Biological effects of radiation

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Elementary mathematics and ability to use calculator.

Recommended or required reading

Lecture notes and exercises.
Young & Freedman: University Physics, 10th edition, Addison & Wesley 2000

Study activities

  • Lectures - 64 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 32 hours
  • Individual studies - 60 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 156 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 60 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 96 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods



Nylund Christer

Group size

No limit

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Until further notice

Assessment methods

Date of examination will be announced later - Exams

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