PHYSICS OF QUANTUM MATTER
Credit points: 15
In this subject, students explore fundamental quantum Physics and its application to understanding the electronic and thermal properties of matter. Students develop their experimental and computational skills with a range of laboratory experiments. This unit is one of four such units 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
Subject Co-ordinatorChris Pakes
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
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
Incompatible subjects PHY3SCA, PHY3SCB, PHY5PQA
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChris Pakes
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.
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
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.
|3-hour Exam comprising short-answer questions||Students must pass the laboratory and tutorial component to pass the unit||60|
|5 assignments comprising approximately 5 pages of mathematical solutions, including diagrams||20|
|Two oral reports on laboratory activities||6|
|Two written reports on laboratory activities (approx 1500 words each)||14|