THERMAL AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS

PHY3TSP

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students explore the thermal physics of matter, from a classical thermodynamic and statistical perspective. Students enhance their practical and computational skills with a range of laboratory experiments. This subject is one of four such units at 3rd year level that together constitute the physics major stream. This stream is an excellent preparation for a career in the physical sciences and education and for honours and post-graduate research studies in Physics.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNarelle Brack

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, PHY5TSA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNarelle Brack

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 32 - 43
Two 3.0 hours laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
5 assignments comprising approx 5 pgs of mathematical solutions including diagrams where appropriate20
One 3-hour end-of-semester exam (short answer questions)60
Two oral reports on laboratory activitiesStudents must pass the laboratory and tutorial component to pass the unit.6
Two written reports on laboratory activities (1500 words each)14