Introductory Modern Physics, Short Course | Part time online | KTH Royal Institute of Technology | Sweden
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The Introductory Modern Physics e-course provided by KTH Royal Institute of Technology covers the theory of relativity, early and modern quantum mechanics, atomic, molecular, laser, solid state, nuclear, particle, astrophysics, and cosmology. The course ends with some of the latest on Nobel Prize in Physics.


What you will study

The Introductory Modern Physics course provided by KTH Royal Institute of Technology will provide basic knowledge about the rules and laws that governs micro cosmos, i.e. about electrons, atoms, nuclei, and their interaction with electromagnetic radiation. The course will also show how these rules and laws can be used within technology and medicine.

The student will after the course know how to:
  • solve problems about the hydrogen atom concerning energies and wavelengths between obtained between energy levels
  • explain and perform calculations on the Photoelectric effect and the Compton effect
  • discuss quantum mechanical problems dealing with the Heisenberg uncertainty principle
  • perform calculations on frequency conditions, mode structure of a laser and the laser medium
  • perform simpler calculations with the Schrödinger equation
  • do estimates of the Fermi function regarding energies in solids and explain the band model
  • explain the phenomenon of nuclear decay and to perform calculations on half lifes
  • explain and perform calculations on the Einstein’s energy relations and how to calculate fusion and fission energy production
  • discuss the build-up of the elementary particles.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • Waves and Photons. 
  • Electrons and material waves. 
  • Quantum mechanics. 
  • Heisenberg uncertainty relation. 
  • Schrödinger equation. 
  • Pauli principle and the Periodical system. 
  • Tunnelling microscope. 
  • Hydrogen atom. 
  • Electronic spin. 
  • Atomic structure. 
  • Magnetic resonance with applications. 
  • X-rays and elemental analysis. 
  • Laser radiation. 
  • Conductors, semi-conductors and isolators, p-n transitions. 
  • The fotodiode and LED. 
  • Nuclear structure and binding energy. 
  • Nuclear decay. 
  • Nuclear energy. 
  • Fission and fusion. 
  • Elementary particles and the forces between them. 
  • The latest Nobel Prize.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Mathematical knowledge corresponding to basic courses in algebra and analysis (derivates, integrals and differential equations)

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