|Details for undergraduate courses|
|Content||The content of this unit further develops the physical principles of non-relativistic quantum mechanics, with emphasis on the Schrödinger wave equation and its solution; electromagnetism and Maxwell's equations; and signals and noise in experimental data. The content is explored with reference to a range of applications and physical contexts. Signals and noise are explored through a series of laboratory tasks. Skills in problem identification and mathematical solution are fostered through assignment sheets and tutorial activities.|
|Outcomes||Students are able to (1) further develop the physical principles related to non-relativistic quantum mechanics, electromagnetism and signals and noise in experimental data; (2) apply critical thinking skills in a range of conceptual physical situations; (3) apply problem identification and mathematical solution skills in a physical context; (4) use appropriate mathematical techniques; (5) develop skills in measurement, experimental technique, quantitative analysis and data analysis relevant to physics; and (6) develop written communication skills appropriate to the discipline of physics.|
|Assessment||Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) assignments; (2) laboratory; (3) tests; and (4) an end-of-semester examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.|
To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the laboratory component of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
|Unit Coordinator(s)||Professor Ian McArthur|
|Contact hours||labs: 6 x 3 hours; lectures: average 3 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week|