25 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: PHY290, PHY291, PHY292, PHY293, PHY294
Pre-requisites: Students will have the standard qualifications for the degree (maths and physics A-levels)

PHY101, PHY102

Co-requisites: PHY221, PHY230, PHY251

Aims/Description: This module provides the first half of the core level 2 physics. Subjects covered are: electromagnetism, to solutions of Maxwell's equations, quantum mechanics, to solutions of the time independent Schrodinger equation, solutions of Maxwell's equations, and solids, to crystal structure and phonons. Physics topics are supported by relevant maths lectures where requiredcovering ordinary and partial differential equations, Fourier series and transforms, convolution integrals.

Staff Contact: Prof Tovey@shef.ac.uk
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Physics and Astronomy):

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