Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF Level 8
This module covers the subjects of quantum physics, electricity and magnetism and classical waves. It is suitable for those who have taken the specified first year modules in physics and mathematics, or have good Advanced Higher or A-Level passes or equivalent in physics and mathematics. It includes lectures on the origin of Schroedinger's equation in quantum mechanics and its solution for simple one-dimensional potentials; an elementary introduction to the electromagnetic field comprising electrostatics, magnetostatics, electromagnetic induction and circuit theory; and lectures on waves, acoustics, polarisation of light, and interference.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PH2011
Weekly contact: 4 or 5 lectures, 1 workshop, 1 tutorial and 1 x 2.5-hour laboratory.
Scheduled learning hours: 105
Guided independent study hours: 195
As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 60%, Class Test = 10%, Laboratory work = 25% , lecture and pre-lecture questions = 5%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 70%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Resit Examination = 60%, combined with existing Class Test = 10%, Laboratory Work = 25% and lecture and pre-lecture questions = 5%.
Please see also the information in the School's Handbook for First and Second Level modules available via
st-andrews.ac.uk/physics/staff_students/timetables.php. This link also gives access to timetables for such modules.
Module coordinator: Dr P A S Cruickshank
Module teaching staff: TBC