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Physics BA (A), Modern Physics, 6 higher education credits


Physics BA (A), Modern Physics, 6 higher education credits

General data

  • Code: FY025G
  • Subject/Main field: Physics
  • Cycle: First cycle
  • Progression: (A)
  • Credits: 6
  • Progressive specialization: G1F - First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Natural Sciences
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
  • Established: 9/20/2007
  • Date of change: 10/8/2020
  • Version valid from: 1/1/2021


The student shall learn the basics of modern physics and get an overview of the subject. The course is a basis for continued studies in the natural sciences and technology.

Course objectives

The student shall be able to:
- define the concepts in the course and show the ability to use these concepts to analyse less complex problems;
- describe the inner structure of matter and how the inner structure can be studied.
- solve problems by usage of the correlations between parameters introduced in the course in combination with less complex mathematical methods.
- describe the basic measurement technologies in the field including dimensional analysis, evaluation of uncertainties in the measurements, and use of relevant diagrams for analysis of measurement data.
- carry throgh less complex experiments and under supervision interpret the results and their significance
- produce solutions to problems and elaboration reports that are readable and well disposed.


Course content: the special theory of relativity, the particle-wave duality, the Schrödinger equation, the inner structure of atoms, optical spectroscopy and x-ray spectroscopy, molecules and solids, the energy band model, the inner structure of the atomic nucleus, radioactivity, nuclear reactions and energy sources, particle physics.

Entry requirements

Physics BA (A), Electromagnetics and Waves I, 6 credits

Selection rules and procedures

The selection process is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

The education is in the form of lectures, excercises, and laboratory work.

Examination form

L100: Laboratory Work, 1.5 Credits
Grade scale: Fail (U), Pass (G), or Pass with distinction (VG)

M100: Written Examination, 4.5 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

The final grade is based on a weighted assessment of how well the course elements have been completed.

The criteria for the grades is found at

The examiner has the right to offer alternative examination arrangements to students who have been granted the right to special support by Mid Sweden University’s disabilities adviser.

Students registered on this version of the course syllabus have the right to be examined 3 times within one year according to the specified examination modules. Thereafter the examination is according to the current version of the course syllabus.

Grading system

Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Reference literature

  • Author: Carl Nordling, Jonny Österman
  • Title: Physics Handbook for Science and Engineering
  • Publisher: Studentlitteratur

Required literature

  • Author: Hugh D. Young; Roger A. Freedman
  • Title: University Physics with Modern Physics, Global Edition
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Comment: Kap. 37-44 med undantag för vissa avsnitt.

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