Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students
This module builds on the atomic physics covered in PH4041 to look at the atomic structure of helium and many-electron atoms, magnetic interactions within the atom (leading to fine and hyperfine splitting), the Zeeman effect, and topics in atom-light interaction. These well-established concepts are then used in contemporary topics such as cold atom physics and magnetic resonance, both of which are current research topics within the School.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PH4041. The pre-requisite may be waived with special permission from the school.
Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take PH4037
Weekly contact: 3 lectures per week with total of 3 replaced by a tutorial
Scheduled learning hours: 32
Guided independent study hours: 118
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 80%, Coursework = 20%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 80%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: Oral Re-assessment, capped at grade 7
Please see also the information in the School¿s Handbook for Honours modules available via https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/physics/staff_students/timetables.php
This link also gives access to timetables for the modules.
Module coordinator: Prof G M Smith
Module teaching staff: Dr G Smith, Dr J Lovett, Dr P Wahl