Physics of the Quantum Universe
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2020/21 
Vakcode  WBPH02805 
Vaknaam  Physics of the Quantum Universe 
Niveau(s)  propedeuse 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester I b 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Physics of the Quantum Universe  
Leerdoelen  At the end of the course, the student is able to: 1. The student acquires and can reproduce a factual knowledge basis about modern physics, from a first preview of quantum mechanics to applications in atomic, nuclear, and particle physics, and cosmology. 2. The student will be able to apply central concepts of modern physics, such as the equivalence of energy and mass, waveparticle duality, the uncertainty principle, bosons and fermions, and the exclusion principle. 3. The student will be able to calculate in natural units and dimensions, and without the use of a pocket calculator compute simple physics problems. 

Omschrijving  The main objective of the course is to give the students an introduction to the modern view on the structure of matter at different length scales, based on the two major revolutions of 20th–century physics: the special theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Topics that will be covered are taken from the physics of atoms, nuclei, elementary particles, and the cosmos. There will also be focus on applications of these topics in fundamental physics to current research and society.  
Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm 
Hoorcollege (LC), Werkcollege (T)
(32 LC, 32 T, 32 T self study 44) 

Toetsvorm 
Presentatie (P), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(75% written tests that will take place at five specific moments, and test the different chapters; 25% for student presentations that the learning communities will organize, prepare and perform as a group.) 

Vaksoort  propedeuse  
Coördinator  prof. dr. D. Roest  
Docent(en)  dr. ir. C.J.G. Onderwater ,prof. dr. D. Roest  
Verplichte literatuur 


Entreevoorwaarden  
Opmerkingen  – 60% of the grade will be determined by the written tests that will take place at five specific moments, and test the different chapters – 20% of the grade will be determined by the multiple choice questions that will be answered during the lectures.  20% of the grade will be determined by student presentations that the learning communities will organize, prepare and perform as a group. This course was registered last year with course code WPPH16008 

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