PHYS5020 Advanced Topics in Experimental Physics

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit comprises lecture modules, with 18 lectures being compulsory and the remaining 18 lectures being drawn from a selection of elective modules. The unit covers material drawn from a range of topics in experimental physics, including: (1) spintronics and magnetisation dynamics; (2) general relativity and gravitational waves; and (3) frequency and quantum metrology.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify research questions and types of data produced by commonly used experimental methods in physics; (2) carry out experiments using a variety of methods for the investigation of physical phenomena; (3) analyse and interpret experimental results arising from each of the experimental methods; (4) use computational methods to analyse experimental data using shared physics datasets or new experimental laboratory data; and (5) develop models or simulations of physical systems.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research proposal; (2) seminar; and (3) final written examination or research project. 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:
PHYS4020 Special Topics in Experimental Physics
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week (may be recorded); lab sessions: 1 hour per week; practical classes: 1 hour per week for 13 weeks
Unit Outline
Semester 2_2019 [SEM-2_2019]
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