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PHYS2912: Physics 2B (Advanced)

This unit of study is designed for students with a strong interest in Physics. The lecture topics are as for PHYS2012. They are treated in greater depth and with more rigorous attention to derivations than in PHYS2012. The assessment reflects the more challenging nature of the material presented.

Code PHYS2912
Academic unit Physics Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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65 or above in (PHYS1003 or PHYS1004 or PHYS1902 or PHYS1904) and 65 or above in (PHYS1001 or PHYS1002 or PHYS1901 or PHYS1903 or PHYS2011 or PHYS2911 or PHYS2921)
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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PHYS2012 or PHYS2922
Assumed knowledge:
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(MATH1X21 or MATH1931 or MATH1X01 or MATH1906 or MATH1011) and (MATH1X02) and (MATH1X23 or MATH1933 or MATH1X03 or MATH1907 or MATH1013) and (MATH1X04 or MATH1X05)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the key concepts in two foundation areas of physics - quantum physics and electromagnetic properties of matter
  • LO2. apply these concepts to develop models, and to solve qualitative and quantitative problems in scientific and engineering contexts, using appropriate mathematical and computing techniques as necessary
  • LO3. understand the nature of scientific measurement and skills in the measurement of physical quantities and the handling of data
  • LO4. find and analyse information and judge its reliability and significance
  • LO5. communicate scientific information appropriately, both orally and through written work
  • LO6. engage in team and group work for scientific investigations and for the process of learning
  • LO7. demonstrate a sense of responsibility, ethical behaviour and independence as a learner and as a scientist.