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Modern Physics

  • Number of credits 4.5 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Spring Term 2023

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 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Spring Term 2023 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


16 January 2023


5 February 2023

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

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


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



The online application opens 15 September 2022 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 17 October 2022. How to apply

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.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 10,710

Total fee

SEK 10,710

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Course is given by
The Department of Physics
Contactperson for the course is:
Patrik Norqvist