Credits: 5

Schedule: 15.04.2019 - 24.05.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

V Spring (2018-2019, 2019-2020)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course, students will be able to:

  • Apply concepts related to building blocks of matter
  • Understand the boundaries between classical and quantum descriptions of matter.
  • Describe the structure of atoms using quantum mechanical models
  • Explain how molecules are built from atoms
  • Apply concepts of chemical bonding
  • Apply concepts of crystal structure
  • Practice group work and disseminate results in written report and in oral presentation

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The building blocks of matter and interatomic forces, solid and liquid. Introduction to quantum description of matter. Atomic physics. Introduction to crystal structure. Projects introduce: intermolecular forces, friction, surfaces, phase transitions.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Teaching methods: lectures, exercises, project work. 

Assessment methods: exercises and project work.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

16 hours lectures,

6 hours exercises + 20 h homework,

40 hours project work,

40 hours independent work.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Mansfield and O’Sullivan, Understanding Physics, 2nd edition, Wiley 2011

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Tfy-0.1064 Fysiikka 4

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration via WebOodi.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is intended mainly for students of Engineering Physics and Mathematics. If there is room in the course, other students (who meet the prerequisites) are admitted in order of registration.

LC-1117 Integrated Oral and Written Skills (3 ECTS o +w) offered in connection with PHYS-A0140. If you wish to complete your foreign language studies in English, register also for LC-1117 in WebOodi.


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