Waves topics include oscillatory systems, the wave equation for vibrating wires, acoustic waves, electrical waves in coaxial cables or transmission lines. The Schrodinger wave equation and Fourier techniques for wave analysis will also be studied. Kinetic theory topics include molecular models of gases, Maxwell-Boltzmann and related distributions, real gases and gas laws, and applications to transport phenomena (thermal conductivity, diffusion, viscosity), gas flow and vacuum techniques. Laboratory sessions consider experimental data manipulation and error analysis, and experiments to study wave motion.
|Unit name||Waves and Kinetic Theory|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
|Discipline||Mathematics and Physics|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial, 1x3hr laboratory
50% Examination, 50% Internal assessment (including 2x1-hr mid semester tests)
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