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PHSI381 Experimental Physics II

Following on from PHSI 282, research-style experimental projects that explore key physical principles in physics relating to both natural phenomena and modern technology.

A key ingredient in the paper is developing communication skills by reporting laboratory results through a range of communication platforms (seminars, posters, etc.).

Paper title Experimental Physics II
Paper code PHSI381
Subject Physics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,627.65

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Prerequisite
PHSI 282
Schedule C
Science
Contact
harald.schwefel@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Course co-ordinator: Dr Harald Schwefel
Professor Pat Langhorne
Associate Professor Colin Fox
Dr Amita Deb

Textbooks

Required: Griffiths, David J. (2nd or 3rd Edition). Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. Cambridge UP: Cambridge

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  1. Understand the central concepts of quantum mechanical scattering theory.
  2. Use the methods of second-quantised field theory for non-relativistic many-body problems.
  3. Understand differences between Bose and Fermi particles and their field theories.
  4. Be familiar with quantisation of the Electromagnetic field and description atom-light interactions.
  5. Understand Bose-Einstein condensates, quasiparticles and superfluidity.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 11:00-11:50 9-16, 18-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 9-16, 18-22