ADVANCED ELECTROMAGNETISM AND PLASMA PHYSICS

PHY5EPA

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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 subject is available to postgraduate students as part of a group of electives which deepen their knowledge of physics and introduce research-related skills.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew McDonald

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Approval from the Department of Physics adviser of studies.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHY3SCA, PHY3SCB, PHY3EPP

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-ordinatorAndrew McDonald

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%
2 oral reports on laboratory activities3
2 written reports on laboratory activities (1500 words each)7
3-hr end-of-semester exam (short-answer questions)60
5 assignments comprising approx 5 pgs of mathematical solutions including diagrams where appropriate20
Written report on a research problem (3000 words)10