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Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of course is to give the student basic knowledge of wave physics, acoustics, optics and modern physics.

Learning outcomes

wave theory and geometric optics as well as 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

Wolfson, Richard: Essential University Physics, Pearson, Addison & Wesley 2000

Study activities

  • Lectures - 56 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 24 hours
  • Individual studies - 48 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 128 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 48 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 80 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods


Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations:
Examination 1 ....
Examination 2.... etc.
(examinations include written examination tests, demonstrations and presentations, reports and produktions, essays, and also presence at specified occasions)

The examinations contribute to the final grade as follows: ...


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Assessment methods

2010-11-18 - Exams

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