Quantum Theory PHYS4026
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: School of Physics and Astronomy
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
To provide students with an opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the key principles and applications of Quantum Theory and their relevance to current developments in physics.
18 lectures, typically 2 lectures per week
Requirements of Entry
This course is normally only open to students who meet the requirements for entry, or progression, for a degree programme which includes Quantum Theory as an elective or compulsory course.
Quantum Theory is a compulsory course for the following degree programmes:
BSc Theoretical Physics, MSci Theoretical Physics
Quantum Theory is an elective course for the following degree programmes:
BSc (Honours) Physics, BSc (Honours) Combined Physics, BSc (Honours) Chemical Physics, BSc (Honours) Physics with Astrophysics, BSc (Designated) Physics, BSc (Designated) Combined Physics, BSc (Designated) Physics with Astrophysics, MSci Physics, MSci Physics with Astrophysics, MSci Chemical Physics with Work Placement
Quantum Theory is a prohibited course for the following degree programmes:
MSci Combined Physics, MSci Chemical Physics
Also, students must normally have attended previously, and been examined in, the following pre-requisite courses:
Main Assessment In: April/May
Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable
Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below.
To provide students with an opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the key principles and applications of Quantum Theory, and their relevance to current developments in physics.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge and broad understanding of Quantum Theory. They should be able to describe and analyse quantitatively processes, relationships and techniques relevant to the topics included in the course outline, applying these ideas and techniques to solve general classes of problems which may include straightforward unseen elements. They should be able to write down and, where appropriate, either prove or explain the underlying basis of physical laws relevant to the course topics, discussing their applications and appreciating their relation to the topics of other courses taken.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits