This paper follows on from PHSI 282. Students will engage in research-style experimental projects that explore principles in physics relating to both the 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.).
The paper consists of 12 lectures (which will include student seminar contributions), and 12 four-hour practicals. Students follow an individual sequence of experiments through the semester, which are assigned by lottery.
Dr Harald Schwefel
Pat Langhorne and Harald Schwefel
Measurements and Their Uncertainties, Hase & Hughes, Oxford (available as electronic resource from the Science Library).
[Topics covered is correct as of 2019.]
|Vibronic absorption spectrum of molecular iodine|
|Charge to mass ratio for an electron|
|The charge on an electron|
|External cavity diode laser & rubidium hyperfine structure|
|HeNe laser & Fabry Perot interferometer|
|Measuring photon shot noise|
|Near-field electrostatic communication|
|Control and manipulation using Arduino|
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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|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,059.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,627.65|
- PHSI 282
- Schedule C
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- Teaching staff
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,
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will:
- Understand the central concepts of quantum mechanical scattering theory.
- Use the methods of second-quantised field theory for non-relativistic many-body problems.
- Understand differences between Bose and Fermi particles and their field theories.
- Be familiar with quantisation of the Electromagnetic field and description atom-light interactions.
- Understand Bose-Einstein condensates, quasiparticles and superfluidity.