Physics 2B (Advanced) (PHYS2912)


Refer to PHYS2911 for an overall description of the Advanced Intermediate Physics program. The lecture topics are as for PHYS2012 with some advanced content. Computational Physics: As for PHYS2012, but at a more advanced level.

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Three 1-hour lectures per week, one-2 hour computational laboratory per week for 11 weeks.


One 3-hour exam, assignments, one 1-hour computational test, computational lab work and project, practical work and report (100%).


Young and Freedman, University Physics with Modern Physics Technology Update, 13th edition. with Mastering Physics, Pearsons, 2014.

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Unit of study rules


Credit or better average in- (PHYS1003 or PHYS1004 or PHYS1902) and (PHYS1001 or PHYS1002 or PHYS1901 or PHYS2001 or PHYS2901 or PHYS2011 or PHYS2911)

Assumed knowledge

(MATH1001 or MATH1901) and (MATH1002 or MATH1902) and (MATH1003 or MATH1903) and (MATH1005 or MATH1905)


PHYS2102 or PHYS2104 or PHYS2902 or PHYS2002 or PHYS2012 or PHYS2213 or PHYS2203

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