Laboratory Practice in Structure of Matter
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Aine struktuuri praktikum
Course title in English
Laboratory Practice in Structure of Matter
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
Neeme Lumi (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
To enable the acquisition of a systematic overview and deepened knowledge of the structure of matter as one part of physics;
To support the development of the skill of measuring radiation with measurement devices;
To support the development of the skills of conducting an experiment, and collecting and analysing data of radiation physics.
Brief description of the course
Laboratory works. The Geiger-Müller counter, its adjustment and working with it. Exploring the absorption and dispersion of ionising radiation. Half-life period and determining the half-life period. Exploring the laws of infra-red radiation. Exploring the parameters of the radiation of an absolutely black body. Spectral analysis.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- can apply the laws of radiation physics and atomic physics while describing and analysing the experiment results;
- can conduct experiments on the structure of matter and on radiation physics, apply the respective theory while analysing the experiment data;
- has skill to choose and use appropriate measurement instruments, to measure the radioactivity of preparations, and to apply safety requirements while handling radioactive preparations;
- can assess the validity of the obtained results and compare them with conclusions deducted from theory.
Neeme Lumi, lektor