Nuclear physics constitutes the foundation for understanding important and societally relevant phenomena like nuclear fission, fusion and radioactivity. In addition, the theory of relativity represent (together with quantum mechanics) key parts of the new paradigm for physics established in the 1900s by replacing the absolute perception of time and space of classical physics with the principle of relativity.
• Should have knowledge about fundamental concepts and theories
related to nuclear physics, including the structure of atomic
nuclei, nuclear reactions (fission and fusion), as well as
• Should have knowledge about fundamental concepts and theories related to particle physics.
• Should have knowledge about fundamental concepts and theories related to the special theory of relativity.
• Should be able to explain concepts and theories related to the
description of nuclear physics.
• Should be able to explain concepts and theories related to the description of particle physics.
• Should be able to explain concepts and theories related to the description of the theory of the special relativity.
• Should from the given prerequisites be able to reason and
argue using concepts from modern physics and be able to use them on
simple model systems.
• Should be able to develop and strengthen knowledge about, as well as, understanding- and application of theories and methods from modern physics within other areas or topics.
Lectures and exercises.
This is a 5 ECTS course module and the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.
|Name of exam||Modern Physics|
|Type of exam|
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||As stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
|Danish title||Moderne fysik|
|Language of instruction||Danish and English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Mathematics, Physics and Nanotechnology|
|Department||Department of Mathematical Sciences|
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering and Science|