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PH2002 - Structure of Matter

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Engineering

Quantum physics - Schrodinger equation, eigenfunctions, measurements and eigenvalues, solutions for 1-dimensional systems, concepts of atomic, molecular, solid state and particle physics. Classical mechanics, waves and vibration.

Learning Outcomes

  • be able to solve practical problems associated with the theoretical background;
  • be competent with experimental and empirical work and write reports;
  • understand a selection of theoretical developments in physics to be covered.
Prerequisites: MA1003 AND PH1005 AND (PH1006 OR PH1007 OR (EG1012 AND EG1011))


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Professor Ronald White.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
  • 25 hours workshops/Seminars - Laboratory
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (15%); practical work (25%).

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