This unit provides a survey of the physics of the very small including atoms, the nucleus and the fundamental particles of the standard model, and their description in terms of quantum mechanics – the most successful and accurate theory in modern physics. As well as being the theory that underlies most of modern physics, it also provides a viewpoint about the nature of the physical world that is completely at odds with our everyday intuition. Read more
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Bachelor of Science (Physics major)
Our partner universities also offer a range of course units related to quantum science and technology. Browse the table below to see what is available. These units of study have been organised by recommended year of study. However, please ensure you refer to your own degree structure to determine the best stage to undertake a chosen unit.
You will also need to review your current degree award requirements to determine if you are eligible to undertake any of the units shown below. For more information contact your University or the course coordinator for your chosen unit of study shown in the list below. See our helpful guide on how to apply for cross-institutional study.
Please note: units are not all confirmed for 2022 and as such some unit information, below, is from 2021.
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- Second year of studysession Session 2Science and Engineering - Department of Physics and AstronomySecond year of studysession Session 2
- Second year of studysession Session 1Science and Engineering - Department of Physics and Astronomy
Harmonic oscillation and wave motion are central to many areas of physics, ranging from the mechanical vibrations of machinery and nanoscale springs, to the propagation of sound and light waves, and the probability-amplitude waves encountered in quantum mechanics. See moreSecond year of studysession Session 1
- Third year of studysession Session 1Science and Engineering - Department of Physics and Astronomy
This unit introduces basic thermodynamic principles and connects them with the physical laws and the statistical nature of the microscopic world governing the behaviour of the matter around us. We start out with the concept of temperature and investigate the emergence of the Boltzmann factor in the canonical ensemble. See moreThird year of studysession Session 1
- Third year of studysession Session 2Science and Engineering - Department of Physics and Astronomy
Quantum mechanics is perhaps the most fundamental of all theories of modern physics. While its consequences are most readily seen in the microscopic world of elementary particles, atoms and molecules; quantum mechanics provides a set of rules that apply to all physical phenomena: the universe as a whole is governed by its laws. See moreThird year of studysession Session 2
- Second year of studysession Term 1Science - Physics
Quantum mechanics is cornerstone of modern physics, and deals with physical phenomena on microscopic scales. This first course in quantum mechanics will provide students with a broad and comprehensive introduction and a foundation for further study. See moreSecond year of studysession Term 1