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Unit Overview

Description
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; and electromagnetism and Maxwell's equations. The content is explored with reference to a range of applications and physical contexts. Basic electronics is explored through a series of laboratory tasks.
Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) analyse the concepts and physical principles involved in the foundations of quantum mechanics and electrodynamics.; (2) communicate ideas, both orally and written, relating to the foundations of quantum mechanics and electrodynamics, and performed experiments.; (3) solve problems in a range of realistic situations relating to the foundations of quantum mechanics and electrodynamics.; (4) execute an experiment relevant to physics.; and (5) evaluate the results of an experiment relevant to physics..
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) laboratory; (2) tests and assignments; and (3) final 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 requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the laboratory component.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Darren Grasso
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
( PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers or PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics ) and ( PHYS1002 Modern Physics or PHYS1200 Modern and Frontier Physics ) and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
Co-requisites:
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods or a Level 2 Mathematics major unit
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
labs: 6 x 3 hours; lectures: average 3 hours per week; practical classes: 1 hour per week
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