Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
120 credits with Quantum Mechanics and Solid State Physics.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
perform theoretical studies, analyses and calculations with applications in condensed matter.
evaluate theoretical models relevant for condensed matter physics and its use in different contexts.
account for properties that distinguish metals from insulators.
describe the difference between one-electron and many body models.
Specialisation in condensed matter physics based on semiclassical and quantum mechanical formulations. Crystal lattice and reciprocal space. Electron structure in a periodic potential. Fermi surface. Electrons and phonons in crystals. Beyond one-electron models. Harmonic and anharmonic phonon descriptions. Electric and thermal transport of solids. Superconductivity.
Lectures and lesson exercises.
Written hand-in assignments with problems and computational exercises. Active participation in seminars.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.