School of Physics and Astrophysics

Level 3

Further information

Course Co-ordinator

Contact the level 3 Course
Co-ordinator for course advice

The level three or third year curriculum consists of core lecture courses, special topic options, and laboratory projects.

The lecture course offerings are outlined below, with links to course information. The laboratory projects are described below. Options for some courses and laboratories change each year, and students should consult the co-ordinator at the start of each semester for the most up to date listings.


The Physics Major:  Level 3 (Physics stream)

SEMESTER

UNIT

PREREQUISITES

1

PHYS3001 Quantum Mechanics 2 and Atomic Physics

PHYS2001

 

PHYS3011 Mathematical Physics

PHYS2001 & 2 and MATH2501

2

PHYS3002 Classical Mechanics and Electrodynamics

PHYS2001 

 

PHYS3012 Frontiers in Modern Physics

Special Topic: Condensed Matter Physics

PHYS2001 & 2

The Physics Major:  Level 3 (Astronomy & Astrophysics Stream)

SEMESTER

UNIT

PREREQUISITES

1

PHYS3003 Astrophysics and Space Science

PHYS2001 & 2 

 

PHYS3011 Mathematical Physics

PHYS2001 & 2 and MATH2501

2

PHYS3002 Classical Mechanics and Electrodynamics

PHYS2001 

 

PHYS3012 Frontiers in Modern Physics

Special Topic: Astrophysics

PHYS2001 & 2

Elective Physics Level 2 & 3 Units

(For students not intending to major in Physics)

Students are able to take Physics units at Level 3 if the prerequisites are met. For example, a Level 2 & 3 Physics Elective unit sequence could be:

LEVEL

SEMESTER

UNIT

PREREQUISITES

2

1

PHYS2001 Quantum Mechanics 1 and Electromagnetism

PHYS1001&2, and MATH1001 (MATH1002 as Pre- or Co-Requisite)

 

2

PHYS2002 The Physics of Particles

PHYS1001&2 and MATH1001

3

1

PHYS3001 Quantum Mechanics 2 and Atomic Physics

PHYS2001 

 

2

PHYS3012 Frontiers in Modern Physics

Special Topic:  Condensed Matter Physics

PHYS2001 & 2

 

Please consult with the unit coordinators to discuss these possibilities.

Laboratory projects

The experiments offered at level three are some of the most interesting and elegant laboratory activities you will encounter during your studies in Physics.

There are no restrictions on which projects you work on, and you are free to choose those experiments which interest you most from the list of available projects.

Each project takes three weeks and during this time the particular experiment is reserved for the exclusive use of your group. A short summary and detailed laboratory book entries are required for the completion of each project.

A formal laboratory report is required for one project at the end of the year, and is submitted and presented at the annual Third Year Conference.

Sample laboratory report web sites:

Level three computer lab

This is a facility within the School of Physics which is available exclusively to level three students. Students are encouraged to use the facility for general computing purposes (including email and web access).

Lecture material and assignment solutions for many other modules are also available via this facility, and the astrophysics module makes extensive use of the web.

The computing facility is in close proximity to most level three laboratory rooms, and students are encouraged to use graphical and data analysis packages in the analysis and presentation of experimental results. Instruction in the use of these packages is provided.

The lab also doubles as a level three common room, and houses a fridge, microwave, and table-tennis.

Class photos

Previous year groups have posed for photos.

 

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