Higher education teachers: Gyergyek Tomaž

Higher education teachers: , Kralj-Iglič Veronika
Credits: 6
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64312

Subject description


  • course enrollment at Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana

Content (Syllabus outline):

Experimental basis and principles of quantum mechanics. Some simple examples described by using the methods of quantum mechanics. Hydrogen atom and other atoms. The basis of statistical thermodynamics. Electron gas. Self-assembly of molecules. Electrons in metals. Electric current in metals. Energy bands in crystals. Semiconductors. Dielectric properties of solids, liquids and gases. Magnetic properties of materials. Superconductivity. The basis of mechanics of continuous media and hydrodynamics. Plasma physics, kinetic and magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) description of plasmas.

Objectives and competences:

The acquired knowledge will enable the students to understand the electrical properties of the materials like semiconductors, metals, superconductors, electronic gases, electrolyte solutions and plasma gases.

Intended learning outcomes:

  1. Knowledge and understanding of basics of quantum mechanics and statistical thermodynamics.
  2. The application of the acquired mathematical knowledge in different fields of electrotechnics.
  3. The profound knowledge of electrical properties of materials.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures,
  • seminars/problem solving.

Study materials

  1. L. Solymar, D. Walsh, Lectures on the electrical properties of materials, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1970.
  2. B.H. Brandsen, C.J. Joachain, Quantum Mechanics, Prentice Hall, vsakokratna nova izdaja
  3. R. A. Serway: Physics (international edition), Sounders Golden Sunburst Series, vsakokratna nova izdaja
  4. A. Iglič, D. Drobne, V. Kralj-Iglič, Nanostructures in Biological Systems, Pan Stanford, Singapore, 2013 (in print)
  5. I. Supek, Teorijska fizika i struktura materije, Školska knjiga Zagreb, 1990

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electronics
  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electrical Power Engineering
  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Control Systems and Computer Engineering
  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Mechatronics
  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Robotics
  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Information and Communication Technologies
  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Biomedical Engineering