Statistical Mechanics and Project (Adv) (PHYS3991)
UNIT OF STUDY
The lectures on Statistical Mechanics aim to provide a theoretical foundation for statistical mechanics, including both classical and quantum distributions.
In the Project, students will spend about 4 hours per week working on a research experiment or theoretical project supervised by a researcher. The aim is for students to acquire an understanding of the nature of research by carrying out a project under the supervision of a researcher, and as part of a research group.
Further unit of study information
Nineteen 1-hour lectures and 4 hours/week with a research group.
One 1.5-hour exam, assignments, project report and presentation (100%).
An Introduction to Thermal Physics, David V. Schroeder.
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
Average grade of at least 70 across (PHYS2011 or PHYS2911) and (PHYS2012 or PHYS2912).
PHYS3090 or PHYS3990
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.