On this page you will find general information about the course Introduction to Quantum Technologies (ELEC-C9420). In case you have any questions, please contact the course staff via the general discussion forum below, or in more personal matters by email.
The responsible teacher of this course is Matti Raasakka (firstname.lastname@example.org). The course assistant is Tero Korkalainen.
There are two lectures and two exercise sessions every week. The lecture times and locations are:
- Tuesdays 12:15-14:00 lecture hall U3 (Otakaari 1)
- Fridays 10:15-12:00 lecture hall U1 (Otakaari 1)
(See 'Lectures and materials' page for a more detailed schedule.)
There are two exercise sessions per week. The exercise session times and locations are:
- Tuesdays 8:15-10:00 room Y307 (Otakaari 1)
- Wednesdays 8:15-10:00 room Y308 (Otakaari 1)
The exercise sessions will start on the 17th of September.
The first midterm exam will be organized on the 25th of October at 09:00-12:00 in room U358 (Otakaari 1).
The second midterm exam will be organized on the 13th of December at 09:00-12:00 in lecture hall U1 (Otakaari 1).
In order to pass the course, you must get at least 20% of the maximum points from each of the midterm exams.
The following tools are allowed in the midterm exams:
- writing tools (pens, eraser, ruler, sharpener, spare parts,...)
- A4-sized (both sides) hand-written cheat sheet with formulas and text
Lecture slides will be published weekly. As the course material is rather varied, we will be using several different textbooks for this course. The first half of the course (classical mechanics) will be based mainly on Young, Freedman, University Physics (13th Edition), Pearson. For the second half we will be using at least Nielsen, Chuang, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information: 10th Anniversary Edition, Cambridge University Press, and Harris, Modern Physics, Second Edition, Pearson. In addition, several freely available materials will be used, which will be linked to 'Schedule and materials' page.
The course grade is based on the exercise problem points and the midterm exam points. There will be altogether 10 weekly exercise problem sets, with three problems each, and two midterm exams. The final points for the course will be determined as follows:
- max. 2p/exercise problem => maximum points from weekly exercise problems = 60p
- max. 30p/midterm exam => maximum points from midterm exams = 60p
The final grade will be determined based on the sum of these two contributions. The lower limits for the different grades are:
60p => grade 1
72p => grade 2
84p => grade 3
96p => grade 4
108p => grade 5
In addition, you must get at least 20% of the maximum score (= 6p) from each of the midterm exams in order to pass the course.
Absences and compensations
Any absence is the students own responsibility. If you cannot attend an exam or give in a weekly exercise due to illness, contact the teacher as soon as possible. Any compensations or special arrangements must be negotiated with the teacher well in advance.