PHYS440-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Thermal, Statistical and Particle Physics

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


Development of statistical mechanics from thermodynamic principals. Entropy interpreted from both the thermodynamic and statistical viewpoint. Applications in nuclear and particle physics including radioactivity.


(1) PHYS203; (2) MATH201.


PHYS204, PHYS310

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Roger Reeves


Chris Gordon


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Homework Assignments 30%
Test 1 23.34% On Thermodynamics Section - Wednesday 20th March, 5:30-6:30pm
Test 2 23.33% On Statistical Physics Section, Wednesday 8th May, 5:30-6:30pm
Test 3 23.3% Nuclear and Particle Physics

There is NO FINAL EXAM for PHYS310/440

The THREE sections of PHYS310/440 will be assessed independently in the form of tests and homework with equal proportion between sections.

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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,054.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if less than 1 person applies to enrol.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences on the department and colleges page.

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