PHYSICS OF QUANTUM MATTER

PHY3PQM

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will explore fundamental quantum physics and apply it to solve problems involving the electronic and thermal properties of matter. You will further develop concepts in classical and modern physics previously considered in PHY2CLP and PHY2MOD. This subject is one of four such subjects at third year level that together constitute the physics major in the Bachelor of Science.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlex Schenk

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesMAT2VCA AND MAT2LAL AND PHY2CLP

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPHY5PQA

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Learning resources

Introductory Quantum Optics

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AuthorChristopher Gerry and Peter Knight

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PublisherCambridge University Press

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Introduction to the Structure of Matter: A Course in Modern Physics

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AuthorJohn J. Brehm and William J. Mullin

Year1985

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PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons

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Elements of Quantum Optics

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AuthorMeystre, Pierre, Sargent, Murray

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PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Correctly use the mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics in the context of atomic systems including the use of operators and the Hamiltonian to derive the Schrodinger equation.
02. Appropriately apply the tools of quantum mechanics to predict the fundamental electronic properties of crystalline systems through the application of the tools of quantum mechanics to systems of condensed matter.
03. Use standard technical software to implement computational solutions to problems too complex for analytical mathematical solutions.
04. Design solutions to complex problems in solid state physics integrating diverse aspects of quantum mechanics.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJarett Boorn

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Six 3.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2-hour end of semester written exam (2000 word equiv)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2

Four written assignments (1800 word equiv)
Solutions to short essay questions including mathematical analysis.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

One computational assignment (700 word equiv)
Marks will be awarded for both the appropriateness of the program design and quality of in-line documentation.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo10 SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlex Schenk

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Six 3.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2-hour end of semester written exam (2000 word equiv)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2

Four written assignments (1800 word equiv)
Solutions to short essay questions including mathematical analysis.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

One computational assignment (700 word equiv)
Marks will be awarded for both the appropriateness of the program design and quality of in-line documentation.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo10 SILO3