PHYS2001 Quantum Physics and Electromagnetism

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
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; 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.
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.

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