Are you someone with a very strong interest in Physics who wants a more openended approach to your learning? This unit of study delves into the topics of Quantum physics, Electromagnetic Properties of Matter, and Computational Physics (Laboratory). In Quantum physics, you will learn about the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, including the quantum physics of twolevel systems (such as the SternGerlach experiment, singlephoton interferometry, twolevel atoms, and spin1/2 particles in a magnetic field), quantum measurement and its consequences for nonclassical behavior, nonclassical properties of quantum entanglement and the implications of Bell nonlocality, wavefunction approaches to quantum mechanics, including the Schroedinger equation, and the quantum harmonic oscillator. In Electromagnetics, you will learn about electrostatics, Gauss's Law, electric potential, capacitance and dielectrics, conductors, magnetism and magnetic materials (ferromagnetism, paramagnetism, diamagnetism), and Laplace's equation. Computational Physics Lab will involve you performing numerical calculations and simulations that essentially conduct virtual experiments in Quantum Physics, which illustrate and extend the relevant lectures. The lecture modules will be identical to PHYS2912 Physics 2B (Advanced) but the labs will be different. The differentiation from PHYS2912 Physics 2B (Advanced) is that the Computational Lab module for PHYS2922 Physics 2B (SSP) offers openended style, prescribed exercises in place of conventional prescribed exercises, as well as the option of doing a research style project (subject to not also choosing a 2nd research project in the Experimental Lab of Phys2923 Astrophysics and Relativity (SSP)).
Details
Academic unit  Physics Academic Operations 

Unit code  PHYS2922 
Unit name  Physics 2B (Special Studies Program) 
Session, year
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Semester 2, 2020 
Attendance mode  Normal day 
Location  Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney 
Credit points  6 
Enrolment rules
Prohibitions
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PHYS2012 or PHYS2912 

Prerequisites
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75 or above in (PHYS1003 or PHYS1004 or PHYS1902 or PHYS1904) and 75 or above in (PHYS1001 or PHYS1002 or PHYS1901 or PHYS1903 or PHYS2011 or PHYS2911 or PHYS2921). 
Corequisites
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None 
Assumed knowledge
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(MATH1X21 or MATH1931 or MATH1X01 or MATH1906) and (MATH1X02) and (MATH1X23 or MATH1933 or MATH1X03 or MATH1907) and (MATH1X05) 
Available to study abroad and exchange students  Yes 
Teaching staff and contact details
Coordinator  Joe Khachan, joe.khachan@sydney.edu.au 
