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Conceptual Quantum Physics 7.5 credits

Kvantfysik för nyfikna
First cycle, F0014T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
Quantum physics describes nature at its most fundamental level. This course aims to give the interested \"non-expert\" knowledge about the scope, methods and meaning of quantum physics. A background in the natural sciences is not necessary. The core of the course concerns the basic concept of quantum physics, and the problem of how our normal reality can emerge from it, something which, surprisingly, is still not understood.

1. What is quantum physics? 2. Why is quantum physics needed? 3. How does quantum physics work? 4. The reality problem 5. Does God play dice? 6. Schrödinger´s cat 7. Interpretations of quantum physics 8. The measurement problem 9. The Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox 10. Bell´s theorem 11. Non-locality: the whole universe connected!

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Hand-in problems.

Johan Hansson

Transition terms
The course F0014T is equal to MTF127

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2007 Sp 1
Quantum Reality, N. Herbert, Anchor Books 1985

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0002AssignmentsG U 3 4 57.50MandatoryA13

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
The syllabus was established by the Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 2007-02-28, and remains valid from autumn 2007.

Last revised
by Head Faculty Programme Director Niklas Lehto 17 Feb 2021