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School of Physics and Astronomy

Second Year - Semester 4 (16/17)

Second Year - Semester 4

MPhys/BSc programmes (These are the same in Y1 and Y2).

Students take 60 credits per semester as specified below. All courses are 10 credits unless otherwise indicated.

Courses marked with (M) require a higher than average aptitude for maths.

Programme

PHYS20252

PHYS20312

PHYS20352

Lab.

Additional Core

Option

Physics

×

2 from List

Physics with Astrophysics

PHYS20692

1 from List

Physics with Study in Europe

Language Course,

PHYS20672(M)

×[1]

Physics with Theoretical Physics

×

PHYS20672(M), PHYS20872

1 from List[2]

Physics with Philosophy

×

PHIL20242

(20 credits)

MATH20302 or HSTM20282

Mathematics and Physics

*

MATH20142

MATH20122 and MATH20502, or MATH20212 and PHYS20280[3]

Note * indicates a choice of courses to be made.

Additional Core and Options

HSTM20282

The Information Age

PHYS20672(M)

Complex Variables and Integral Transforms

PHYS20692

Astrophysical Processes

PHYS20872

Theory Computing Project

MATH20122

Metric Spaces

MATH20142

Complex Analysis

MATH20212

Algebraic Structures II

MATH20302

Propositional Logic

MATH20502

Fluid Mechanics

PHIL20242

20th Century Analytical Philosophy (20 credits)

Physics Core Courses

PHYS20252

Fundamentals of Solid State Physics

PHYS20312

Wave Optics

PHYS20352

Thermal and Statistical Physics

PHYS20180

Second Year Laboratory (Double Unit S3 & S4, 20 credits)

PHYS20280

Second Year Laboratory (S4 only, 10 credits)

Additional Programme Information

1. Physics with Study in Europe: If students do not need to take a language course then they have an option.

2. Physics with Theoretical Physics: May not take PHYS20762

3. Mathematics and Physics: See S3 notes.

4. Examples Classes for Year Abroad Students: All students planning to spend year 3 abroad (including Physics with Study in Europe) must attend additional maths examples classes in S4, and approval to go on the year abroad will depend on satisfactory attendance, and completion of associated coursework.

S4 Options List

Students with an option or options choose from the following courses and are responsible for checking that they fulfil any course pre-requisites and that any external options don't clash with physics core. NB: If a core course appears as an option, students must select another option from the list to achieve 60 credits during the semester. Note: Not more than 20 credits of level 1 options may be taken in second year.

External Option List 4E

EART10262

Earth Resources

ECON10042

Macroeconomic Principles

HSTM20282

The Information Age

MATH20222(M)

Introduction to Geometry

MATH20302(M)

Propositional Logic

MATH20502(M)

Fluid Mechanics

MATH20912(M)

Introduction to Financial Mathematics

MCEL10002

Entrepreneurial Skills B

Physics Option List 4

PHYS10622

Physics of Energy Sources

PHYS10672(M)

Advanced Dynamics

PHYS10692

Physics of the Solar System

PHYS20612

Introduction to Photonics

PHYS20672(M)

Complex Variables and Integral Transforms

PHYS20692

Astrophysical Processes

PHYS20762

Computational Physics

BMAP

Business and Management Options (see section 6.6), ( http://courseunits.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/Undergraduate/Manchester-Business-School )

University College

Options offered through the University College may be taken, if the timetable does not clash with physics core, including laboratory. See section 6.7

( http://www.college.manchester.ac.uk/courseunits/ )

General Physics Paper

All students sit a General Physics Paper (PHYS20040/20240) in May/ June as part of the assessment for second year. The questions are based on the core

physics units in Year 1 and in semester 3. Your Tutor can help you to prepare for this paper. See section 2.5.

Tutorials (Refer to Y2 semester 3)

Vacation Essay

All students are required to write a Physics essay during the summer vacation (as per P. 40)