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Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Physics and Astronomy


Professor Michael J Morgan



  • Full year 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester to First semester 2016 (Day)


A choice of three lecture topics in advanced physics, chosen in consultation with the year level co-ordinator.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Understand, use and explain the basic concepts and principles of honours-level advanced physics covered in the chosen advanced coursework sub-units, which include but are not limited to Quantum Mechanics, Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Field Theory, General Relativity, Electrodynamics, Imaging and Reconstruction, Research Topics in Astrophysics and Coherent X-Ray Optics;

  1. Synthesize and interpret their knowledge gained in the honours-level advanced coursework;

  1. Comprehend and interpret introductory textbooks written in the context of the topics covered in the advanced coursework;

  1. Solve complex problems in the covered topics of the chosen advanced coursework.


Examinations, oral presentations and assignments: 100%

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