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PHYSICS 2520 - Physics IIB

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 7 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: PHYSICS 2510, MATHS 2102 or MATHS 2106 - Other students may apply to Head of Physics for exemption
Assumed Knowledge: MATHS 2101
Incompatible: PHYSICS 2525
Assessment: Tutorial preparation, practical work, test, written exam
Syllabus:

This course provides an introduction to condensed matter physics, progresses from the level I introduction to optical physics and continues the development of practical problem solving using laboratory experiments. Optics: -ray tracing; ABCD matrix method; cardinal points; optical aberrations and wavefront distortion; interferometry; polarisation and Jones matrices; Gaussian beams. Condensed Matter Physics: -introduction to crystal structures, lattices and bonding; atomic vibrations in crystals and phonon zones, free-electron gas model of metals; nearly-free electron model and band theory; semiconductor crystals; PN Junctions; diodes. Practical work includes laboratory experiments in optics, properties of solids and instrumentation.

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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20311 LE01 70 41 25 Jul - 12 Sep Monday 10am - 11am Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG28, Lecture Theatre
28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 1pm - 2pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
4 Aug - 4 Aug Thursday 9am - 10am Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
25 Aug - 25 Aug Thursday 9am - 10am Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
15 Sep - 15 Sep Thursday 9am - 10am Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
3 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 10am - 11am Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG28, Lecture Theatre
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 1pm - 2pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
20 Oct - 20 Oct Thursday 9am - 10am Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
Note: The Thursday 9am lecture slot is used for Level II lecture tests and is shared with Physics IIB, Classical Physics II and Electromagnetism II.
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20497 WR02 29 21 4 Aug - 15 Sep Thursday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
20498 WR01 29 8 2 Aug - 13 Sep Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24859 PR01 30 10 14 Sep - 14 Sep Wednesday 1pm - 5pm Physics, 132/133, Laboratory
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 1pm - 5pm Physics, 132/133, Laboratory
24860 PR02 30 21 16 Sep - 16 Sep Friday 1pm - 5pm Physics, 132/133, Laboratory
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 1pm - 5pm Physics, 132/133, Laboratory