Course Description

Course Name

Advanced Physics B

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

36 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Course entry requirements: PHY2014F and PHY2015S, and at least 40% in PHY3021F.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course outline:
PHY3021F and PHY3022S together lead to a major in Physics. The course includes the following topics: Atomic physics: angular momentum, atomic structure and spectra, selection rules, spin, fine structure, Zeeman effect, time dependent and independent perturbation theory, molecular structure and spectra. Nuclear and particle physics: properties of nuclei, nuclear forces, nuclear structure and reactions, radioactivity, decay modes, nuclear models, interactions of elementary particles, quarks and leptons, symmetries and the gauge forces. Solid state physics: crystal structure; lattice vibrations, electron states in solids, energy band theory, semiconductor physics and devices.

*Course content subject to change