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Information on how to apply to Exchange programs you will find on this LU-page:

 

> Link to general information for Exchange students.
 

This page will give you guidance on how to pick the right courses in Physics.

. If you want to find our courses directly, follow the link in the menu to the left!

It might be useful to start with a description of the study program for Swedish students, and then continue with instructions for Exchange students. Bachelor and Master students can find information under links to the left.

Study program for swedish students.

To be able to pick the right courses, you need to know something about the order of studies for Swedish physics students. The first four semesters are usually organised in semester-long, full-time courses:

1) FYSA01, which is a standard calculus-based, beginners course in physics, giving an overview of mechanics, theromdynamics, electrodynamics, optics, wave mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics. The book used is Young and Freedman: University Physics. As an exchange student you can take parts ofthis course.

2) Mathematics 1 - Divided into two courses running parallel. See department of mathematics for more information.

3) FYSA21, a course that introduces theoretical, computational and mathematical tools for physicists. Vectoranalyses, Fourier analyses, quantum mechanics, numerical methods and theoretical electromagnetism are among the tools introduced and applied to physics.

3) FYSC01, which gives an overview of atomic, molecular, nuclear, particle and solid state physics.

4) After the first four semesters, the student pick from the list of courses you will find here.

 

Information for exchange students

The program above implies that you should consider parts of FYSA01, FYSA21 or FYSC01 when selecting your courses. FYSA01 is given in English during spring semesters, quantum mechanics (labelled FYSB01) in FYSA21 and the entire FYSA31 is always given in English. Let us go through the different examples:

 

Introductory Mechanics, Electrodynamics, Quantum Physics, Waves or Optics

You can as an exchange student take parts of FYSA01. Contact the international coordinator for more details.

 

Quantum mechanics
If you want to study quantum mechanics, you should pick one of the following selections

  • Beginners quantum mechanics: FYSB01 Introduction to quantum mechanics, 7.5 ECTS.
  • Second course in quantum mechanics: FYSN17, Quantum mechanics, 7.5 ECTS

 

Statistical mechanics
After the first thermodynamics of FYSA01, the first real statistical physics is part of FYSB02. It corresponds to approximately 7.5 ECTS.

 

Atomic Physics
If you want to study atomic physics, you should pick one of the following selections:

  • Beginners atomic physics (except for the very basic): FYSC11 atomic physics, 7.5 ECTS, first half of each semester (it is a part of FYSC01).

 

Nuclear Physics
If you want to study nuclear physics, you should pick one of the following selections:

  • Beginners nuclear physics (except for the very basic): FYSC12 nuclear physics, 7.5 ECTS, first half of each semester
  • Continued nuclear physics is offered in e.g. FYST11, FYST16 and FYST18

 

Elementary particle physics
If you want to study particle physics, you should pick one of the following selections:

  • Beginners particle physics (except for the very basic): FYSC13 Particle Physics and Accelerators, 7,5 ECTS, second half of the semester.
  • Continued Particle Physics, there are several courses, among them FYST16 and FYST17.

 

Solid State Physics
If you want to study solid state physics, you should pick one of the following selections:

  • Beginners solid state physics (except for the very basic): FYSC13 solid state physics, 7.5 ECTS, second half of each semester
  • Continued Solid state you can find in the courses FYST24, FYST27 och FYST25, for example.

 

Other courses

We offer around 100 courses in Physics - you will find them under the links at the top of this page.

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