Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Science

School

Mathematics & Physics School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Delivery mode

Internal

Class contact

4 Contact hours

Incompatible

PHYS3020

Prerequisite

Permission of Head of School + PHYS2020 + MATH2000 + PHYS2041

Recommended prerequisite

Recommended companion

Assessment methods

Assignments and examinations

Course coordinator

Dr Karen Kheruntsyan (karen.kheruntsyan@uq.edu.au)

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

Theoretical understanding of the physical properties of samples of material of macroscopic size, on the basis of the known quantum mechanical behaviour of the constituent (microscopic) particles; micro-canonical, canonical, and grand-canonical ensembles; classical and quantum gases; photons and phonons; Planck distribution and black-body radiation; fermions and bosons; Fermi-Dirac distribution and Fermi energy; Bose-Einstein distribution and Bose condensation.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2008 St Lucia Internal Course Profile