Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Lectures and tutorials.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 30 lectures, six 1-hour tutorials and up to six additional contact hours |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours total time commitment.
Physics 640-223 or 640-243. Mathematics 620-231 or 620-233; and mathematics 620-232 or 620-234.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||640-321 Quantum Mechanics (Adv)|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorDr Andrew Greentree
Quantum mechanics plays a central role in our understanding of fundamental phenomena primarily in the microscopic domain. It lays the foundation for an understanding of atomic, molecular, condensed matter, nuclear and particle physics and new paradigms of information processing such as quantum computing and quantum communications.
Students completing this subject should be able to:
Written assignments totalling up to 3000 words due during the semester (20%); project work involving a 15-minute group presentation and written report up to 1000 words due during the semester (10%); a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (70%).
|Prescribed Texts:||Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (D J Griffiths), 2nd edn, Pearson Prentice Hall 2005.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students should enhance their ability to:
|Notes:||This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 degree only), BASc or a combined BSc course.|
Bachelor of Biomedical Science |
Mathematics and Statistics (Mathematical Physics specialisation) |
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