THERMAL AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorNarelle Brack
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, PHY5TSA
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNarelle Brack
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.
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
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.
|5 assignments comprising approx 5 pgs of mathematical solutions including diagrams where appropriate||20|
|One 3-hour end-of-semester exam (short answer questions)||60|
|Two oral reports on laboratory activities||Students must pass the laboratory and tutorial component to pass the unit.||6|
|Two written reports on laboratory activities (1500 words each)||14|