Modern Physics Methods in Electrical Engineering, Computing, and Information Technology

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain events and concepts of quantum systems
  2. Identify quantum mechanics to elementary processes and radiation detectors
  3. Distinguish quantum conductivity of metals, semiconductors, and apparatus.
  4. Explain Hall efect
  5. Describe superconductivity of the BCS theory versus High temperature superconductivity materials
  6. Explain magnetism in quantum theory
  7. Explain synchrotron light in nanophysics

Forms of Teaching



Independent assignments


Week by Week Schedule

  1. Solving simple quantum mechanics systems.
  2. Uncertainty relations in quantum physics.
  3. Tunnel effect, thick and thin barrier.
  4. Particle in a potential well.
  5. Material analysis using characteristic X-rays and gamma-photons; radiation detectors and spectra.
  6. Detector resolution, computing tomography (CT) and PET.
  7. Image formation by the magnetic resonance (MRI); flip of nuclei.
  8. Midterm exam.
  9. Classical Hall effect and related quantum phenomenology.
  10. Microscopic theory of superconductivity.
  11. Technologies of superconducting materials.
  12. Accelerators and synchrotron radiation; research channels (undulators) and applications.
  13. Nanotechnology; applications in electronics and IT.
  14. Compatibility of methods of modern particle physics with new technology and techniques.
  15. Final exam.

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Computing (study)
Elective Courses (5. semester)
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (study)
Elective Courses (5. semester)
University graduate
Audio Technologies and Electroacoustics (profile)
Elective Courses (1. semester)
Communication and Space Technologies (profile)
Elective Courses (1. semester)
Computational Modelling in Engineering (profile)
Elective Courses (1. semester)
Computer Engineering (profile)
Elective Courses (1. semester)
Computer Science (profile)
Elective Courses (1. semester)
Control Systems and Robotics (profile)
Elective Courses (1. semester)
Data Science (profile)
Elective Courses (1. semester)
Electrical Power Engineering (profile)
Elective course (1. semester)
Electric Machines, Drives and Automation (profile)
Elective courses (1. semester)
Electronic and Computer Engineering (profile)
Elective Courses (1. semester)
Electronics (profile)
Elective Courses (1. semester)
Information and Communication Engineering (profile)
Elective Courses (1. semester)
Network Science (profile)
Elective Courses (1. semester) (3. semester)
Software Engineering and Information Systems (profile)
Elective Courses (1. semester)


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For students


ID 183403
  Winter semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
60 Lectures
8 Exercises
5 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory