Quantum Physics/Comp. Physics & Lab (PHYS3039)
UNIT OF STUDY
The lectures on Quantum Physics build on Intermediate Quantum Physics to cover more advanced topics, including atomic theory and spectroscopy, quantisation of the hydrogen atom, angular momentum in quantum mechanics, and perturbation theory.
The module on Computational Physics uses a mixture of lectures and computational lab sessions to explore problem solving using computers. It covers numerical schemes for solving ordinary and partial differential equations, with emphasis on choosing the best method to suit the problem, and on understanding numerical accuracy and stability. All coding is done in MATLAB, and no programming experience is assumed beyond that covered in Intermediate Physics.
In the Laboratory Classes, students will choose from a range of experiments that aim to give them an appreciation of the analytical, technical and practical skills required to conduct modern experimental work.
Further unit of study information
Twenty seven 1-hour lectures, eight 2-hour computer labs and six 4-hour experimental labs.
One 2-hour exam, assignments and laboratory reports (100%).
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
(PHYS2011 or PHYS2911) and (PHYS2012 or PHYS2912)
PHYS3939 or PHYS3042 or PHYS3942 or PHYS3043 or PHYS3943 or PHYS3044 or PHYS3944 or PHYS3060 or PHYS3960 or PHYS3961 or PHYS3062 or PHYS3962 or COSC3011 or COSC3911
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.