# Physics - PHYSL13970

## Stream Summary

**Faculty:** SCI - Faculty of Science

**School:** School of Physics

**Contact:** http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/

**Program:** 3970 - Science

**Award(s):**

Bachelor of Science (Major)

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## Stream Outline

## Stream Structure

**Stage 1**

- PHYS1121 Physics 1A (6 UOC)
**or**PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A (6 UOC)**or**PHYS1141 Higher Physics 1A (Special) (6 UOC) - PHYS1221 Physics 1B (6 UOC)
**or**PHYS1231 Higher Physics 1B (6 UOC)**or**PHYS1241 Higher Physics 1B (Special) (6 UOC) - MATH1131 Mathematics 1A (6 UOC)
**or**MATH1141 Higher Mathematics 1A (6 UOC) - MATH1231 Mathematics 1B (6 UOC)
**or**MATH1241 Higher Mathematics 1B (6 UOC)

**Stage 2**

- MATH2069 Mathematics 2A (6 UOC)
- MATH2089 Numerical Methods & Statistics (6 UOC)
- PHYS2111 Quantum Physics (6 UOC)
- PHYS2114 Electromagnetism (6 UOC)

**Stage 3**

- PHYS3111 Quantum Mechanics (6 UOC)
- PHYS3112 Experimental Physics (6 UOC)
- PHYS3113 Thermal and Statistical (6 UOC)

- PHYS2113 Classical Mechanics (6 UOC)
- PHYS2801 Atmospheric Science (6 UOC)
- PHYS3114 Electrodynamics (6 UOC)
- PHYS3115 Particle Physics (6 UOC)
- PHYS3116 Astrophysics (6 UOC)
- PHYS3117 Physics Laboratory (6 UOC)
- PHYS3118 Solid State Physics (6 UOC)

**Notes**

Students who are completing a double major in Mathematics and Physics should substitute MATH2011 or MATH2111 (Higher) Several Variable Calculus and MATH2521 or MATH2621 (Higher) Complex Analysis for MATH2069 Mathematics 2A; and MATH2301 Mathematical Computing and MATH2801 or MATH2901 (Higher) Theory of Statistics for MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Statistics.

Students who wish to take honours in Physics must take PHYS3114 Electrodynamics as one of their Physics electives.

*Recommended science electives*: (these are not compulsory but may complement a major in Physics) include PHYS1160 Introduction to Astronomy; CLIM2001 Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science; and BABS6741 Astrobiology: Life in the Universe.