ATOMIC AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS

PHY3ANP

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students explore atomic, nuclear, and sub-nuclear structures, radiation physics and nuclear energy. Students develop their experimental and computational skills with a range of laboratory experiments. This subject is one of four such subjects at third year level that together constitute the Physics major stream. This stream is an excellent preparation for a career in research or education in the physical sciences and also for honours and post-graduate research studies in Physics.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChanh Tran

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (PHY2MOD and PHY2OPT and PHY2EMM) or (PHY2SCA and PHY2SCB), and (MAT2VCA and MAT2LAL and MAT2MEC) or equivalent or approval from the Department of Physics adviser of studies.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHY3SCA, PHY3SCB, PHY5ANA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChanh Tran

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 11 - 22
Two 3.0 hours laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
4 written assignments each approx. 5 pages of math. solutions incl. diagrams where appropriate.20
One 3-hour end-of-semester exam (short-answer questions)60
Two oral reports on laboratory activities6
Two written reports on laboratory activities (1500 words each).14