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Statistical Mechanics and Project (Adv) - PHYS3991

Year - 2018

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.

Classes
Nineteen 1-hour lectures and 4 hours/week with a research group.

Assessment
One 1.5-hour exam, assignments, project report and presentation (100%).

Textbooks
An Introduction to Thermal Physics, David V. Schroeder.

Pre-requisites

(A mark of 70 or above in both PHYS2X11 and PHYS2X12)

Prohibitions

PHYS3090 or PHYS3990

Details

Faculty: Science

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Physics Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Boris Kuhlmey
HECS Band: 2
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