PHYS440-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Thermal, Statistical and Particle Physics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023

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.

Prerequisites

(1) PHYS203; (2) MATH201.

Restrictions

PHYS204, PHYS310

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 340 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 E16 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 F1 Lectorial 20 Feb - 26 Mar
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 005 27 Mar - 2 Apr

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 $1,114.00

* 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 .

All PHYS440 Occurrences

  • PHYS440-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023