Department of Physics, Programme Catalogue 2011/12 
USXXAFB03: BSc (hons) Mathematics and Physics 
Leading to the award of BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS 
Mode of attendance: Fulltime 
Year 1  Year 2  Year 3 
Year 1 
NFAARUG assessment regulations:

Academic Year: Part 1 Stage 1 
Compulsory Units 
MA10207  Analysis 1  12 Credits 
MA10208  Methods and applications 1  12 Credits 
Semester 1: Part 1 Stage 1 
Compulsory Units 
MA10209  Algebra 1A  6 Credits 
PH10048  Introduction to quantum physics [WL]  6 Credits 
PH10052  Properties of matter [WL]  6 Credits 
Semester 2: Part 1 Stage 1 
Compulsory Units 
MA10210  Algebra 1B  6 Credits 
PH10051  Electricity & magnetism [WL]  6 Credits 
PH10053  Vibrations, waves & optics [WL]  6 Credits 
Year 2 
NFAARUG assessment regulations:

Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 2 
Compulsory Units 
MA20216  Algebra 2A  6 Credits 
MA20218  Analysis 2A  6 Credits 
MA20220  Ordinary differential equations and control  6 Credits 
Optional Units: Select between 0 and 2 Units from the following list: BLOCK A 
Block A. Students should select either both units in block A or both units in block B. 
AA00001  Choose nothing from this list of options  0 Credits 
PH20013  Quantum & atomic physics  6 Credits 
PH20029  Thermal physics  6 Credits 
Optional Units: Select between 0 and 2 Units from the following list: BLOCK B 
Block B. Students should select either both units in block A or both units in block B. 
AA00002  Choose nothing from this list of options  0 Credits 
PH20060  Quantum & atomic physics [WL]  6 Credits 
PH20067  Thermal physics (WL)  6 Credits 
Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 2 
Compulsory Units 
MA20219  Analysis 2B  6 Credits 
MA20223  Partial differential equations and continuum mechanics  6 Credits 
PH20018  Programming skills  6 Credits 
Optional Units: Select between 0 and 2 Units from the following list: BLOCK C 
Block C: Students should select either both units in block C or both units in block D. 
AA00011  Choose nothing from this list of options  0 Credits 
PH20014  Electromagnetism 1  6 Credits 
PH20017  Condensed matter physics 1  6 Credits 
Optional Units: Select between 0 and 2 Units from the following list: BLOCK D 
Block D: Students should select either both units in block C or both units in block D. 
AA00012  Choose nothing from this list of options  0 Credits 
PH20061  Electromagnetism 1 [WL]  6 Credits 
PH20063  Condensed matter physics 1 [WL]  6 Credits 
Year 3 
NFAARUG assessment regulations:

Academic Year: Part 3 Stage 3 
Optional Units: Select between 0 and 1 Units from the following list: 
Students must select either PH30036 for the whole academic year or select PH30055 in Semester 1 and one from MA30128 and PH30056 in Semester 2. 
AA00021  Choose nothing from this list of options  0 Credits 
PH30036  Final year project (BSc)  12 Credits 
Semester 1: Part 3 Stage 3 
Compulsory Units 
PH20076  Selfdirected learning  6 Credits 
Optional Units: Select between 1 and 2 Units from the following list: BLOCK A 
Block A. Students must select 3 units from the combination of Blocks A, B and C taking at least one unit from both Block A and Block B. 
MA30039  Differential geometry of curves & surfaces  6 Credits 
MA30041  Metric spaces  6 Credits 
MA30044  Mathematical methods 1  6 Credits 
MA30046  Linear control theory  6 Credits 
MA30087  Optimisation methods of operational research  6 Credits 
MA40065  Viscous fluid mechanics  6 Credits 
Optional Units: Select between 1 and 2 Units from the following list: BLOCK B 
Block B. Students must select 3 units from the combination of Blocks A, B and C taking at least one unit from both Block A and Block B. 
PH30024  Contemporary physics  6 Credits 
PH30028  Condensed matter physics 2  6 Credits 
PH30030  Quantum mechanics  6 Credits 
PH30031  Simulation techniques  6 Credits 
PH30035  Physics and engineering applied to medicine  6 Credits 
PH30077  Electromagnetism 2  6 Credits 
Optional Units: Select between 0 and 1 Units from the following list: BLOCK C 
Block C. Students must select 3 units from the combination of Blocks A, B and C taking at least one unit from both Block A and Block B. 
AA00003  Choose nothing from this list of options  0 Credits 
ZZ30001  Director of Studies approved unit  6 Credits 
Optional Units: Select between 0 and 1 Units from the following list: 
Students must select either PH30036 for the whole academic year or select PH30055 in Semester 1 and one from MA30128 and PH30056 in Semester 2. 
AA00001  Choose nothing from this list of options  0 Credits 
PH30055  Computational physics A  6 Credits 
Semester 2: Part 3 Stage 3 
Optional Units: Select between 1 and 3 Units from the following list: BLOCK D 
Block D. Students must select 24 credits from the combination of Blocks D, E and F taking at least one unit from both Block D and Block E. i) MA30059 may not be taken unless MA30044 was taken in Semester 1. ii) MA40049 may not be taken unless MA40065 was taken in Semester 1. iii)Students may not choose both MA20217 and MA20221. 
MA20217  Algebra 2B  6 Credits 
MA20221  Modelling and dynamical systems  6 Credits 
MA30055  Introduction to topology  6 Credits 
MA30056  Complex analysis  6 Credits 
MA30059  Mathematical methods 2  6 Credits 
MA30231  Projective geometry  6 Credits 
MA40049  Linear elasticity  6 Credits 
Optional Units: Select between 6 and 18 Credits from the following list: BLOCK E 
Block E. Students must select 24 credits from the combination of Blocks D, E and F taking at least one unit from both Block D and Block E. i) PH40073 may not be taken unless PH30077 was taken in Semester 1. 
PH30032  Laser physics  6 Credits 
PH30057  Stellar & galactic astrophysics  6 Credits 
PH30078  Magnetism  3 Credits 
PH30079  Superconductivity  3 Credits 
PH30087  Fluid dynamics  3 Credits 
PH30094  Planetary physics  3 Credits 
PH40073  Mathematical physics  6 Credits 
PH40085  Nanoscience  6 Credits 
PH40086  Photonics  6 Credits 
Optional Units: Select between 0 and 1 Units from the following list: BLOCK F 
Block F. Students must select 24 credits from the combination of Blocks D, E and F taking at least one unit from both Block D and Block E. 
AA00012  Choose nothing from this list of options  0 Credits 
ZZ30004  Director of Studies approved unit  6 Credits 
Optional Units: Select between 0 and 1 Units from the following list: 
Students must select either PH30036 for the whole academic year or select PH30055 in Semester 1 and one from MA30128 and PH30056 in Semester 2. 
AA00011  Choose nothing from this list of options  0 Credits 
MA30128  Project  6 Credits 
PH30056  Computational physics B  6 Credits 