Requires Physics and Mathematics A Levels at grade B or higher (grade A for Single Mathematics option).
This pathway provides a working knowledge and understanding of the physics of fluids and solids, especially their thermal and electrical properties, with emphasis also in computing, classical mechanics and quantum physics. This pathway requires a set of first year maths-based modules, either through the Physics department (under the heading Physical Systems) or the Mathematics department (under the heading Single Mathematics), both listed below. As such, students taking Physics can only take one other pathway in addition to either of the supporting Maths pathways.
|Year One||Year Two||Year Three|
|The Physical Universe||Introduction to Experimental Lab||Particle Physics|
|Classical Mechanics||Maths||Solid State Physics|
|Electric and Magnetic Fields||Electromagnetism, Waves and Optics||Atomic Physics|
|Thermal Properties of Matter||Quantum Mechanics||Statistical Physics|
|Quantum Physics||Relativity, Nuclei and Particles||Physics of Fluids|
|Thermal Properties of Matter||Semiconductor Physics Laboratory|
|plus Physical Systems||Experimental Lab||Low-Temperature Physics Laboratory|
|Functions and Differentiation||Astronomy||Particle Physics Group Project|
|Integration||Experimental principles of particle detection||Physics Literature Search|
|Series and Differential Equations||Astrophysics 1||Cosmology 2|
|Complex Methods||Cosmology 1||Astrophysics 2|
|Vector Calculus||Space Physics||Astrophysics Laboratory|
|Mechanics and Variations||Cosmology Group Project|
|or Single Mathematics||Classical Fields||Groups and Symmetries|
|Calculus||Scientific Programming and Modelling Project||Flavour Physics|
|Further Calculus||Aurora-Atmospheric Physics|
|Probability||Space Science Group Project|
|Statistics||Theoretical Physics Independent Study|
|Linear Algebra||Theoretical Physics Group Project|
|Physics of Living Systems|
|Advanced Nanoscale Microscopy|
|Physics of Global Warming|
Compulsory modules are highlighted in grey.
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