- Code PHYS3105
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Physics Education Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Physics
- Areas of interest Physics, Nuclear Physics
- Academic career UGRD
- Marcus Doherty
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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This course introduces students to the microscopic theory of matter and radiation that spans elementary particles to molecules. Building upon prior learning in quantum mechanics and electromagnetism, students will develop understanding of the standard model of particle physics, the structure and radiation of nuclei and atoms, and the formation and properties of molecules. As a result, students will be able to interpret the universe that surrounds them in terms of its most fundamental constituents and apply this knowledge to advances in fundamental physics, radiation safety and medical science, nuclear power, atomic technologies (eg. lasers, atomic clocks, MRI) and quantum chemistry.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Apply knowledge of the elementary particles and fundamental interactions of the standard model to solve simple problems in particle physics.
- Apply the shell model of nuclear structure to explain nuclear masses and radiation.
- Develop models of atomic structure and apply them to explain atomic radiation and interactions with external electric and magnetic fields.
- Develop models of molecular structure and apply them to explain chemical bonding and properties.
- Solve topical problems in the application of the microscopic theory of matter and radiation (eg nuclear power, nuclear medicine, MRI).
- Develop advanced computational, written communication and verbal communication skills.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment consists of:
- Assignments (40%; LO 1-6)
- Computational project (10%; LO1-6)
- Mid-semester exam (20%; LO 1-6)
- Final exam (30%; LO 1-6)
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WorkloadThree one hour lectures/ workshops per week plus an optional weekly tutorial.
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