Advanced Physics B
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course entry requirements: PHY2014F and PHY2015S, and at least 40% in PHY3021F.
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units36
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits6
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units9
Hours & Credits
PHY3021F and PHY3022S together lead to a major in Physics. The course includes the following topics: Atomic physics: angular momentum, atomic structure and spectra, selection rules, spin, fine structure, Zeeman effect, time dependent and independent perturbation theory, molecular structure and spectra. Nuclear and particle physics: properties of nuclei, nuclear forces, nuclear structure and reactions, radioactivity, decay modes, nuclear models, interactions of elementary particles, quarks and leptons, symmetries and the gauge forces. Solid state physics: crystal structure; lattice vibrations, electron states in solids, energy band theory, semiconductor physics and devices.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.