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2701

PHYSICS 100G

: Models and Reality
2021 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.
Subject: Physics
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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2702

PHYSICS 107

: Planets, Stars and Galaxies
2020 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.
Subject: Physics
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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2703

PHYSICS 107

: Planets, Stars and Galaxies
2020 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.
Subject: Physics
No pre-requisites or restrictions

Outline is not available yet

2704

PHYSICS 107G

: Planets, Stars and Galaxies
2020 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.
Subject: Physics
No pre-requisites or restrictions

Outline is not available yet

2705

PHYSICS 107G

: Planets, Stars and Galaxies
2020 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.
Subject: Physics
No pre-requisites or restrictions

Outline is not available yet

2706

PHYSICS 120

: Advancing Physics 1
2020 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>
Subject: Physics
Restriction: PHYSICS 160

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2707

PHYSICS 121

: Advancing Physics 2
2020 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>
Subject: Physics
Restriction: PHYSICS 150

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2708

PHYSICS 121

: Advancing Physics 2
2020 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>
Subject: Physics
Restriction: PHYSICS 150

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2709

PHYSICS 245

: Frontiers of Physics
2021 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.
Subject: Physics
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 Electrodynamics
2021 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.
Subject: Physics
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

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2711

PHYSICS 332

: Fluid Mechanics
2021 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.
Subject: Physics
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 Mechanics
2020 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.
Subject: Physics
Prerequisite: 15 points from PHYSICS 201, 231 and 15 points from PHYSICS 211, MATHS 253, 260, ENGSCI 211

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2713

PHYSICS 334

: Statistical Physics and Condensed Matter
2021 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.
Subject: Physics
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

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2714

PHYSICS 334

: Statistical Physics and Condensed Matter
2020 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.
Subject: Physics
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

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2715

PHYSICS 390

: Experimental Physics
2021 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.
Subject: Physics
Prerequisite: 15 points from PHYSICS 201, 202, 203, 231, 240, 244, 251, 261

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2716

PHYSICS 390

: Experimental Physics
2020 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.
Subject: Physics
Prerequisite: 15 points from PHYSICS 201, 202, 203, 231, 240, 244, 251, 261

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2717

PHYSICS 390

: Experimental Physics
2020 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.
Subject: Physics
Prerequisite: 15 points from PHYSICS 201, 202, 203, 231, 240, 244, 251, 261

Outline is not available yet

2718

PHYSICS 399

: Capstone: Physics
2021 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.
Subject: Physics
Prerequisite: 30 points from PHYSICS 201, 202, 203, 231, 240, 244, 251, 261

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2719

PHYSICS 399

: Capstone: Physics
2020 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.
Subject: Physics
Prerequisite: 30 points from PHYSICS 201, 202, 203, 231, 240, 244, 251, 261

Outline is not available yet

2720

PHYSICS 681

: Directed Study
2020 Semester One (1203)
Directed study on a research topic approved by the Academic Head or nominee.
Subject: Physics
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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2721

PHYSICS 691

: Postgraduate Diploma Research Project
2020 Summer School (1200)
Subject: Physics
No pre-requisites or restrictions

Outline is not available yet

2722

PHYSICS 691A

: Postgraduate Diploma Research Project
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Subject: Physics
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 Project
2020 Semester One (1203)
Subject: Physics
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 Project
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Subject: Physics
To complete this course students must enrol in PHYSICS 691 A and B, or PHYSICS 691
2725

PHYSICS 691B

: Postgraduate Diploma Research Project
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Subject: Physics
To complete this course students must enrol in PHYSICS 691 A and B, or PHYSICS 691

Outline is not available yet