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Modern Physics

  • Number of credits 4.5 Credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Spring Term 2020

About the course

The course starts with a description of the experiments and ideas that led to the theory of quantum mechanics. The wave function, its probability interpretation and the Schrödinger equation are introduced and applied to one-dimensional problems. The quantum mechanical description of the hydrogen atom and the quantum numbers for angular momentum and spin are introduced. The structure and the properties of atomic nuclei are treated, as well as nuclear reactions, fission, fusion and various types of radiation.

Application and eligibility

Modern Physics, 4.5 hp

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20 January 2020


9 February 2020

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

A first course in differential equations and a first course in classical mechanics, or equivalent.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 15 October 2019. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Contact us

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Contact person for the course is:
Patrik Norqvist