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Area/Catalogue
PHYS 2002

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
010785

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Engineering

Course aim

To extend knowledge of laws and principles of solid state physics, opto-electronics and electromagnetic waves, and their applications to, as well as the properties and behaviour of a range of electrical and electronic devices.

Course content

The free electron model of a conductor. Quantum physics. The band theory of solids. Semiconductor properties. The p-n junction and related devices. Lasers. Causes of resistance and ohmic losses. Superconductivity, Josephson effect and applications. Opto-electronics: materials, devices and introduction to Integrated Optics. Optical fibres and applications. Electrostatic fields. Magnetic fields and materials. Maxwell’s equations. Electromagnetic waves in dielectrics and conductors. Electromagnetic radiation sources and detection. Electromagnetic compatibility, Radiation and health. Microwave devices. Field emission devices. Gas discharges, plasmas and applications. Introduction to quantum devices.

Textbook(s)

Streetman, B.G. and Banerjee, S. 2006, Solid State Electronic Devices, 6, Prentice-Hall

Prerequisite(s)

Engineering Physics N or Applied Physics 2 and completion of first year calculus-based mathematics courses of a Bachelor of Engineering degree or Bachelor of Science.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 10 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 20 hours x 1 week
Tutorial 1 hour x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Practical 4000 words 30% N/A
Tutorial work 500 words 10% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 3 hours
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Practical 4000 words 30% N/A
Tutorial work 500 words 10% N/A
Examination N/A 60% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

Mr Christopher Thomas
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School of Engineering

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