PHYS4417 Special Topics in Physics III

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Mathematics and Statistics; Physics [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Content
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, with 18 lectures being compulsory and the remaining 18 lectures being drawn from a selection of elective modules. Lecture modules include—Quantum Field Theory 2 (18 lectures); Condensed Matter Physics and Quasiparticles (18 lectures); Group Theory (18 lectures); Nuclear Physics (18 lectures); Medical Physics (6 lectures); Solitons (6 lectures); Josephson Junctions (6 lectures); Low Noise Oscillators (6 lectures); and Relativistic Electrodynamics (18 lectures).
Outcomes
In addition to the specific knowledge imparted, students develop skills in critical thinking about physical situations, problem solving and quantitative analysis.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments and projects 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
Prerequisites:
PHYS3001 Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics (formerly Quantum Mechanics 2 and Atomic Physics)
and
PHYS3002 Electrodynamics and Relativity (formerly Classical Mechanics and Electrodynamics)
and
PHYS3011 Mathematical Physics
and
PHYS3012 Frontiers in Modern Physics (formerly PHYS3012 Optics and Special Topics),
or
equivalent
Unit Outline
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
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