CLASSICAL PHYSICS

PHY2CLP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will come to appreciate the elegance and simplicity of classical optics and thermodynamics, two key fields of classical physics. This subject will provide an important bridge between the first year introduction to thermodynamics and optics and the study of quantum mechanics and electrodynamics covered in third year. A knowledge of optics is essential for understanding light, X-rays and the wave formulation of quantum mechanics. Thermodynamics adopts a macroscopic view of the world to explore properties of heat and matter and their measurement as functions of energy flows. Together with PHY2MOD, the subjects constitute a mainstream University course in physics at the second-year level. Knowledge and competence in the material presented in PHY1SCA, PHY1SCB, MAT1NLA and MAT1CDE is assumed.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNarelle Brack

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPHY1SCB AND PHY1SCA AND MAT1CDE AND MAT1NLA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorA.H. Carter

Year2001

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPrentice Hall

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Heat and Thermodynamics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorM. W. Zemansky and R.H. Dittman

Year1981

Edition/Volume6th ed

PublisherMcGraw Hill, Singapore

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Introduction to Optics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorF.L Pedrotti, L.M. Pedrotti and L.S. Pedrotti

Year2014

Edition/Volume3rd ed

PublisherPearson

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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Optics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorE. Hecht

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPearson

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe and mathematically derive key thermodynamic relationships from first principles and apply them to solve given real world problems.
02. Use mathematical techniques such as the matrix method and Fourier transforms to analyse complex optical systems and the images they produce.
03. Verify the optical and thermodynamic relationships described in the theoretical section of the subject through performing detailed experiments.
04. Critically analyse and evaluate the outcomes of experimental investigations quantitatively using appropriate statistical error analysis.
05. Communicate key findings from experimental investigations in the form of a detailed written report.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRussell Anderson

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 11 - 20
Six 3.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2 x Written Laboratory Reports and 15-min oral Laboratory report presentation (1,500- word equivalent) Students submit 2 written lab reports and present one of them as a group. the 1,500-word equivalent includes the oral presentation.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Short assignments and quizzes (1,000-word equivalent) Solutions to short essay questions including mathematical analysis.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1
2 hour written exam (2,000- word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNarelle Brack

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 11 - 20
Six 3.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2 x Written Laboratory Reports and 15-min oral Laboratory report presentation (1,500- word equivalent) Students submit 2 written lab reports and present one of them as a group. the 1,500-word equivalent includes the oral presentation.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Short assignments and quizzes (1,000-word equivalent) Solutions to short essay questions including mathematical analysis.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1
2 hour written exam (2,000- word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1