PHYC30050 Condensed Matter Physics

Academic Year 2021/2022

The course centres on the use of online lectures. The lectures will have written content to make the lecture understandable upon reading. There will be a 'mid-term' assessment along with a end of term exam.

The module will introduce the basic physics of condensed matter. Topics covered will include cohesion in solids, electronic structure, thermal properties, magnetism, optical processes in solids, low temperature phases, semiconductors and transport in solids.

The course is based on established solid state physics content. The formate of teaching is based on establishing the basic formulas and concepts.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:


Each lecture will begin with details of the specific learning outcome.

In general, the learning outcomes is centred on understanding the basic concepts, definitions and equation based understanding of the specific topics covered. Teaching will aim to cover this in order that the student have an understanding of basic solid state physics concepts.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

36

Seminar (or Webinar)

1

Specified Learning Activities

48

Autonomous Student Learning

38

Total

123

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The course centres on the use of online lectures. The lectures will have written content to make the lecture understandable upon reading. There will be a 'mid-term' assessment along with a end of term exam. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Pre-requisite:
PHYC20100 - Thermo & Stat Physics

Incompatibles:
PHYC40250 - Condensed Matter Physics

Additional Information:
Learning Requirements: Introductory course in Quantum Mechanics.


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Examination at end of trimester 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

80

Continuous Assessment: Continuous Assessment Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

20


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Face to face feedback following assessment.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Fri 09:00 - 09:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 12:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 12:00 - 12:50
Autumn