Modern physics

Mathematics, Second Cycle
1 ali 2 year
first or second
slovenian, english
Lecturer (contact person):
Hours per week – 1. or 2. semester:

There are no prerequisites.

Content (Syllabus outline)

Electromagnetic field:• Electric and magnetic fields,• Integral and differential form of Maxwell’s equations,• Electromagnetic waves,Special theory of relativity:• Transformation of space-time
• Transformations of electric and magnetic fields, covariant form of Maxwell’s equations
Quantum physics:• Wave properties of particles,• Schrödinger equation and the probabilistic interpretation,• Postulates of quantum physics, Heisenberg relations,• Harmonic oscillator,• Hydrogen atom, • The Standard Model of elementary particles: quarks and leptons, the basics of gauge theories of electromagnetic, weak and strong interactions.• Models of the Universe


J. Strnad: Fizika 3 in Fizika 4
J. Vanderlinde, Classical electromagnetic theory, Wiley, New York, 1993
F. Schwabl, Quantum Mechanics, Springer, Berlin, 1991

Objectives and competences

Students learn about the basic laws of classical electrodynamics, special relativity, quantum physics, elementary particle physics, as well as models of the universe.
Subject-specific competencies: knowledge and understanding of the of electromagnetic field theory, special theory of relativity and quantum physics interactions between elementary particles and their bound states, the ability to solve practical problems in these areas, the ability to link the theoretical predictions and measurements, critical evaluation and application of new knowledge in the field of modern physics.

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding: Acquire basic knowledge on theories of modern physics. The ability to link the theoretical predictions and measurements.
Application: Understanding of the laws of modern physics and applications of mathematical approaches.
Reflection: A critical assessment of the theoretical predictions with the results of the measurements.
Transferable skills: Ability to understand the phenomena and the interpretation and evaluation of the results of measurements.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures, exercises, homeworks, consultations, seminars


2 midterm exams instead of written exam, written exam
Oral exam
grading: 5 (fail), 6-10 (pass) (according to the Statute of UL)

Lecturer's references

Peter Križan:
Belle Collaboration, HARA, K., BRAČKO, Marko, GOLOB, Boštjan, KLUČAR, Jure, KORPAR, Samo, KRIŽAN, Peter, PESTOTNIK, Rok, PETRIČ, Marko, SMERKOL, Peter, STARIČ, Marko, ZUPANC, Anže, et al. Evidence for B[sup]- [to] [tau][sup]- ([nu][bar])[sub][tau] with a hadronic tagging method using the full data sample of Belle. Physical review letters, ISSN 0031-9007. [Print ed.], 2013, vol. 110, no. 13, str. 131801-1-131801-6. [COBISS-SI-ID 27055911]
Belle Collaboration, ADACHI, Ichiro, BRAČKO, Marko, GOLOB, Boštjan, KORPAR, Samo, KRIŽAN, Peter, PESTOTNIK, Rok, PETRIČ, Marko, SMERKOL, Peter, STANIČ, Samo, STARIČ, Marko, ZUPANC, Anže, et al. Precise measurement of the CP violation parameter sin2[phi][sub]1 in B[sup]0 [to] c c[bar] K[sup]0 decays. Physical review letters, ISSN 0031-9007. [Print ed.], 2012, vol. 108, no. 17, str. 171802-1-171802-7. [COBISS-SI-ID 25989415]
KRIŽAN, Peter. Overview of particle identification techniques. V: TRDs for the Third Millenium : proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Advanced Transition Radiation Detectors for Accelerators and Space Application, September 14-16, 2011, Bari, Italy, (Nuclear instruments and methods in physics research, ISSN 0168-9002, A, Accelerators, spectrometers, detectors and associated equipment, Vol. 706, 2013). Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2013, vol. 706, str. 48-54. [COBISS-SI-ID 27083559]

Svjetlana Fajfer:
FAJFER, Svjetlana, KAMENIK, Jernej, NIŠANDŽIĆ, Ivan. B[to] D[sup][ast][tau][nu][bar][sub][tau] sensitivity to new physics. Physical review. D, Particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, ISSN 1550-7998, 2012, vol. 85, no. 9, str. 094025-1-094025-9. [COBISS-SI-ID 25811495]
DORŠNER, Ilja, FAJFER, Svjetlana, KAMENIK, Jernej, KOŠNIK, Nejc. Light colored scalars from grand unification and the forward-backward asymmetry in t[bar]t production. Physical review. D, Particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, ISSN 1550-7998, 2010, vol. 81, no. 5, str. 055009-1-055009-11. [COBISS-SI-ID 23517735]
FAJFER, Svjetlana, KAMENIK, Jernej, NIŠANDŽIĆ, Ivan, ZUPAN, Jure. Implications of lepton flavor universality violations in B decays. Physical review letters, ISSN 0031-9007. [Print ed.], 2012, vol. 109, issue 16, str. 161801-1-161801-5. [COBISS-SI-ID 26186535]

Sašo Grozdanov:
GROZDANOV, Sašo, HOFMAN, Diego M., IQBAL, Nabil. Generalized global symmetries and dissipative magnetohydrodynamics. Physical review. D. 2017, vol. 95, iss. 9, str. 096003-1-096003-22, ilustr. ISSN 2470-0010. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.95.096003. [COBISS-SI-ID 3253348]

GROZDANOV, Sašo, SCHEE, Wilke van der. Coupling constant corrections in a holographic model of heavy ion collisions. Physical review letters. [Print ed.]. 2017, vol. 119, iss. 1, str. 011601-1-011601-5, ilustr. ISSN 0031-9007. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.011601. [COBISS-SI-ID 3253092]

CASALDERREY-SOLANA, Jorge, GROZDANOV, Sašo, STARINETS, Andrei O. Transport peak in the thermal spectral function of N = 4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills plasma at intermediate coupling. Physical review letters. [Print ed.]. 2018, vol. 121, iss. 19, str. 191603-1-191603-6, graf. prikazi. ISSN 0031-9007. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.191603. [COBISS-SI-ID 3263844]