PHYS5035 Research Proposal in Computational Physics
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- In this unit, students will begin to investigate a specific topic area in computational physics in either the classical or the quantum domain. Under close supervision, students will carry out a through literature review of their chosen research topic to understand the scope of the stated problem, its significance and what have been done previously. Students will learn the necessary computational and mathematical methods, the use of LaTeX, professional scientific writing skills, referencing conventions appropriate to physics and research ethics in general. They will also be exposed to the practical tools and professional standards needed to develop a research project, to write a research proposal, to give an oral presentation, where they will be prepared to answer questions and to defend their proposal.
- Students are able to (1) execute a thorough and critical literature review of their chosen research topic; (2) apply advanced computational and mathematical methods; (3) communicate effectively through preparation of presentation and oral defense of the proposal
; and (4) work within the research group and start research in the proposed project.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research proposal and (2) oral defense of research proposal. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Jingbo Wang
- Unit rules
- enrolment in 53560 Master of Physics (Computational Physics specialisation) and completion of the core and complementary units for the Physics major or equivalent.
- Contact hours
- Average 1 hour per week (students meet with their project supervisors throughout the semester to define the content of the literature review and research proposal)
- 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.
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