Topic outline

  • Overview:

    The course in 2019 is organized during Periods III and IV which spans the time period from Tuesday, 8 January (kick-off meeting) until Tuesday, 9 April (exam), that is, the weeks 2-15. Note that unlike the Oodi calendar says, the course room is F254 as the original room F158 is nowadays a yoga-room. 

    The course consists of weekly learning packages which are to be studied and learned by the students independently. The learning objectives for each week are listed in Materials section along with pointers to book chapters, electronic materials, and summary videos containing the information. Quizzes and home work exercises, that are discussed during the weekly contact sessions, are used to monitor the learning. Additionally, there are compulsory project works and an examination.


    Basic courses in mathematics and physics. Basic Matlab knowledge.

    Kick-off meeting and contact sessions:

    The only compulsory contact session was the kick-off meeting on Tuesday, January 8 at 14:15-16:00. There are no compulsory contact sessions during the course, but there are voluntary weekly sessions, where you can join to discuss the exercises and to get help in solving them. The voluntary sessions are held in F254 (Otakaari 3) every Tuesday 14:15-16:00, beginning Tuesday, 15 January. During the sessions, the teachers will assist either personally or via Adobe Connect (


    Examination is 9th of April, 14:00-17:00, auditorium F239a in Otakaari 3. The second exam is on Monday 16th September 2019, 16:30-19:30. The exam is included in the retake exam system of Aalto. Sign in WebOodi by 9.9.2019.


    The grading of the course is based on the exam, mandatory project works, and exercises.


    The main lecturer/organizers are Prof. Simo Särkkä ( and Lecturer Lauri Palva ( The teaching assistant is Toni Karvonen (