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The development of the Maxwell equations in differential form. The propagation of electromagnetic waves in free space, dielectrics and conducting media, their behaviour at dielectric interfaces and their production from radiating sources. Advanced topics in modern materials science. Development of the electronic theory of solids leading to band-structure calculations and on to band-structure engineering in quantum architectures. Advanced semiconductor physics including devices in modern opto-electronics.
(1) PHYS203; (2) PHYS206; (3) MATH103 or MATH109 or EMTH119 or MATH201. RP: PHYS205, MATH201
PHYS312, PHYS313, PHYS314, PHYS442, PHYS444
Students must attend one activity from each section.
General Course Information (PDF 163KB)
Domestic fee $1,114.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.
This course will not be offered if less than 1 person applies to enrol.
For further information see
School of Physical & Chemical Sciences