PHYS440-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Thermal, Statistical and Particle Physics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

Description

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

Pre-requisites

(1) PHYS203; (2) MATH201.

Restrictions

PHYS204, PHYS310

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 105 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 James Logie 104
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Rehua 528 (25/2-25/3, 29/4-13/5, 27/5-3/6)
Rehua 003 Music (20/5)
22 Feb - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 E5 Lecture Theatre
29 Mar - 4 Apr
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 E5 Lecture Theatre
17 May - 23 May

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Roger Reeves

Lecturer

Chris Gordon

Assessment

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


NOTE - NEW ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES

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.  Homework is worth 24% and Tests 75%.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,066.00

* 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.

All PHYS440 Occurrences

  • PHYS440-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021