Modern Physics

2019/2020

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge in the area of mechanical physics, electromagnetism, and basic quantum mechanics.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

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.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

• 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 radioactivity.
• 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.

Skills

• 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.

Competences

• 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.

Type of instruction

Lectures and exercises.

Extent and expected workload

This is a 5 ECTS course module and the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examModern Physics
Type of exam
Oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

http:/​/​www.engineering.aau.dk/​uddannelse/​Studieadministration/​

Facts about the module

Danish titleModerne fysik
Module codeF-FYS-K1-5
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Mathematics, Physics and Nanotechnology
DepartmentDepartment of Mathematical Sciences
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science