Postgraduate taught 

Nuclear & Environmental Physics MSc

Dynamics, Electrodynamics & Relativity PHYS5004

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Physics and Astronomy
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

To provide students with an opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the key principles and applications of Dynamics, Electrodynamics & Relativity and their relevance to current developments in physics, at a level appropriate for a professional physicist.

Timetable

  18 lectures, typically 2 lectures per week

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

Examination (100%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To provide students with an opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the key principles and applications of Dynamics, Electrodynamics and Relativity, and their relevance to current developments in physics, at a level appropriate for a professional physicist.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge and broad understanding of Dynamics, Electrodynamics and Relativity, and show a critical awareness of the significance and importance of the topics, methods and techniques discussed in the lectures and their relationship to concepts presented in other courses. 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 analyse critically and solve advanced or complex problems which may include 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, and discuss their applications.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Not applicable