PHYS4415 Special Topics in Physics I
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Honours option in Mathematics and Statistics; Physics [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
- This unit builds on a solid foundation of mathematics and physics established at the undergraduate levels in Physics, or Astronomy and Astrophysics, and develops the major elements of modern physics at an advanced level. The unit comprises lecture modules including Quantum Measurement Theory; Advanced Statistical Physics; Advanced Mathematical Physics; General Relativity; Quantum Field Theory, and Quantum information and computation.
- Students are able to (1) communicate the central ideas and concepts in general relativity, quantum field theory and quantum measurement; (2) compare the fundamental difference between quantum and classical measurement; (3) explain the relationships between the physical principles that apply to different physics phenomena; and (4) apply the theories to predict the outcome of quantum measurement.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments and (2) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Li Ju
- Unit rules
- completion of the core and complementary units for the Physics major or equivalent.
- Contact hours
- Lectures: 3 x 45 minutes per week; Practical Classes: 1 x 45 minutes per week.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.