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2701

#### PHYSICS 100G

: Models and Reality2021 Semester Two (1215)

Explore the role of models in physical science and what they contribute to our understanding of the world, and the concepts of reductionism and emergence. Topics include particle physics, materials science, and climate; and the use of models that explain dynamics of populations and artificial systems, including epidemiology, flocking in birds and fish, and the spread of information in social networks.

No pre-requisites or restrictions

Outline is not available yet

2702

#### PHYSICS 107

: Planets, Stars and Galaxies2020 Semester Two (1205)

This course tells the story of our place in the Universe. Key topics are the exploration of the solar system, searches for planets around other stars, the structure and evolution of stars and galaxies, high-energy astrophysics, and the origin and overall properties of the Universe. No background in physics or mathematics is assumed.

No pre-requisites or restrictions

Outline is not available yet

2703

#### PHYSICS 107

: Planets, Stars and Galaxies2020 Semester One (1203)

This course tells the story of our place in the Universe. Key topics are the exploration of the solar system, searches for planets around other stars, the structure and evolution of stars and galaxies, high-energy astrophysics, and the origin and overall properties of the Universe. No background in physics or mathematics is assumed.

No pre-requisites or restrictions

Outline is not available yet

2704

#### PHYSICS 107G

: Planets, Stars and Galaxies2020 Semester Two (1205)

This course tells the story of our place in the Universe. Key topics are the exploration of the solar system, searches for planets around other stars, the structure and evolution of stars and galaxies, high-energy astrophysics, and the origin and overall properties of the Universe. No background in physics or mathematics is assumed.

No pre-requisites or restrictions

Outline is not available yet

2705

#### PHYSICS 107G

: Planets, Stars and Galaxies2020 Semester One (1203)

No pre-requisites or restrictions

Outline is not available yet

2706

#### PHYSICS 120

: Advancing Physics 12020 Semester Two (1205)

For students progressing in physical science. Key topics are mechanics, energy, rotation, oscillations, waves and thermodynamics. This is a calculus based course, focusing on fundamental principles, problem solving and hands-on exercises.
<i>Prerequisite: PHYSICS 102, or at least 4 credits in the Mechanics (91524) or Waves (91523) standards in NCEA Level 3 Physics and at least 6 credits in the Differentiation (91578) or Integration (91579) standards in NCEA Level 3 Calculus, or equivalent with departmental approval</i>

Restriction: PHYSICS 160

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2707

#### PHYSICS 121

: Advancing Physics 22020 Semester Two (1205)

For students progressing in physical science. Key topics are electrostatics, electromagnetism, circuits, optics, relativity and quantum mechanics. This is a calculus based course, focusing on fundamental principles, problem solving and hands-on exercises.
<i>Prerequisite: PHYSICS 120, or 24 credits in the Mechanics (91524), Electricity (91526), Differentiation (91578), Integration (91579) standards in NCEA Level 3 at merit or excellence, or equivalent with departmental approval</i>

Restriction: PHYSICS 150

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2708

#### PHYSICS 121

: Advancing Physics 22020 Semester One (1203)

For students progressing in physical science. Key topics are electrostatics, electromagnetism, circuits, optics, relativity and quantum mechanics. This is a calculus based course, focusing on fundamental principles, problem solving and hands-on exercises.
<i>Prerequisite: PHYSICS 120, or 24 credits in the Mechanics (91524), Electricity (91526), Differentiation (91578), Integration (91579) standards in NCEA Level 3 at merit or excellence, or equivalent with departmental approval</i>

Restriction: PHYSICS 150

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2709

#### PHYSICS 245

: Frontiers of Physics2021 Semester Two (1215)

Surveys the research frontier in physics and astrophysics. Topics will be drawn from gravitational wave detection and black holes, searches for extrasolar planets, complexity theory and networks, lasers and frequency combs, Bose-Einstein condensates, Bell’s Theorem and quantum technology.

Prerequisite: 15 points from PHYSICS 121, 150 and 15 points from ENGSCI 211, MATHS 208, 250, PHYSICS 211

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2710

#### PHYSICS 331

: Classical Mechanics and Electrodynamics2021 Semester One (1213)

Advanced topics in classical mechanics and electromagnetism, including variational and least action principles in mechanics, the physical basis of magnetism, and the four-vector treatment of special relativity and electromagnetism.

Prerequisite: 15 points from PHYSICS 201, 231, 15 points from PHYSICS 202, 261 and 15 points from PHYSICS 211, MATHS 253, 260, ENGSCI 211

Restriction: PHYSICS 315, 325

Restriction: PHYSICS 315, 325

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2711

#### PHYSICS 332

: Fluid Mechanics2021 Semester One (1213)

Surveys fluid mechanics using the Navier-Stokes equations, covering Newtonian and simple non-Newtonian fluids, and examples from soft condensed matter. Different flow regimes will be studied, from small-scale laminar flows to large-scale turbulent and potential flows, and flows in rotating frames of reference. Applications range from microfluidics to geophysical fluids. Numerical approaches and computational tools will be introduced.

Prerequisite: 15 points from PHYSICS 201, 231 and 15 points from PHYSICS 211, MATHS 253, 260, ENGSCI 211

Outline is not available yet

2712

#### PHYSICS 332

: Fluid Mechanics2020 Semester One (1203)

Surveys fluid mechanics using the Navier-Stokes equations, covering Newtonian and simple non-Newtonian fluids, and examples from soft condensed matter. Different flow regimes will be studied, from small-scale laminar flows to large-scale turbulent and potential flows, and flows in rotating frames of reference. Applications range from microfluidics to geophysical fluids. Numerical approaches and computational tools will be introduced.

Prerequisite: 15 points from PHYSICS 201, 231 and 15 points from PHYSICS 211, MATHS 253, 260, ENGSCI 211

Outline is not available yet

2713

#### PHYSICS 334

: Statistical Physics and Condensed Matter2021 Semester One (1213)

Covers statistical physics and condensed matter physics, and describes how macroscopic properties of physical systems arise from microscopic dynamics. Topics in statistical physics include temperature, the partition function and connections with classical thermodynamics. Topics in condensed matter physics include crystal structures, phonons, electronic band theory, and semiconductors.

Prerequisite: 15 points from PHYSICS 201, 231, 15 points from PHYSICS 203, 251 and 15 points from PHYSICS 211, MATHS 253, 260, ENGSCI 211

Restriction: PHYSICS 315, 354

Restriction: PHYSICS 315, 354

Outline is not available yet

2714

#### PHYSICS 334

: Statistical Physics and Condensed Matter2020 Semester One (1203)

Covers statistical physics and condensed matter physics, and describes how macroscopic properties of physical systems arise from microscopic dynamics. Topics in statistical physics include temperature, the partition function and connections with classical thermodynamics. Topics in condensed matter physics include crystal structures, phonons, electronic band theory, and semiconductors.

Prerequisite: 15 points from PHYSICS 201, 231, 15 points from PHYSICS 203, 251 and 15 points from PHYSICS 211, MATHS 253, 260, ENGSCI 211

Restriction: PHYSICS 315, 354

Restriction: PHYSICS 315, 354

Outline is not available yet

2715

#### PHYSICS 390

: Experimental Physics2021 Semester One (1213)

Covers advanced experimental techniques, giving students choices between a wide range of classic physics experiments and open-ended investigations of physical phenomena.

Prerequisite: 15 points from PHYSICS 201, 202, 203, 231, 240, 244, 251, 261

Outline is not available yet

2716

#### PHYSICS 390

: Experimental Physics2020 Semester Two (1205)

Covers advanced experimental techniques, giving students choices between a wide range of classic physics experiments and open-ended investigations of physical phenomena.

Prerequisite: 15 points from PHYSICS 201, 202, 203, 231, 240, 244, 251, 261

Outline is not available yet

2717

#### PHYSICS 390

: Experimental Physics2020 Semester One (1203)

Covers advanced experimental techniques, giving students choices between a wide range of classic physics experiments and open-ended investigations of physical phenomena.

Prerequisite: 15 points from PHYSICS 201, 202, 203, 231, 240, 244, 251, 261

Outline is not available yet

2718

#### PHYSICS 399

: Capstone: Physics2021 Semester Two (1215)

Students will undertake experimental, observational, computational and numerical investigations of key physical phenomena, working individually and in groups, producing both written and oral reports.

Prerequisite: 30 points from PHYSICS 201, 202, 203, 231, 240, 244, 251, 261

Outline is not available yet

2719

#### PHYSICS 399

: Capstone: Physics2020 Semester Two (1205)

Students will undertake experimental, observational, computational and numerical investigations of key physical phenomena, working individually and in groups, producing both written and oral reports.

Prerequisite: 30 points from PHYSICS 201, 202, 203, 231, 240, 244, 251, 261

Outline is not available yet

2720

#### PHYSICS 681

: Directed Study2020 Semester One (1203)

Directed study on a research topic approved by the Academic Head or nominee.

No pre-requisites or restrictions

Outline is not available yet

2721

#### PHYSICS 691

: Postgraduate Diploma Research Project2020 Summer School (1200)

No pre-requisites or restrictions

Outline is not available yet

2722

#### PHYSICS 691A

: Postgraduate Diploma Research Project2020 Semester Two (1205)

To complete this course students must enrol in PHYSICS 691 A and B, or PHYSICS 691

Outline is not available yet

2723

#### PHYSICS 691A

: Postgraduate Diploma Research Project2020 Semester One (1203)

To complete this course students must enrol in PHYSICS 691 A and B, or PHYSICS 691

Outline is not available yet

2724

#### PHYSICS 691B

: Postgraduate Diploma Research Project2022 Semester Two (1225)

To complete this course students must enrol in PHYSICS 691 A and B, or PHYSICS 691

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#### PHYSICS 691B

: Postgraduate Diploma Research Project2020 Semester Two (1205)

To complete this course students must enrol in PHYSICS 691 A and B, or PHYSICS 691

Outline is not available yet

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