Physics & Astrophysics Course Information for Current Students

This page contains important information and documents for current students

Student Project Documents

General Documents


Handbooks

The Safety Handbook for Undergraduates is required reading for all our physics students.

Handbooks are you first point of information if you have questions regarding your physics/astrophysics course. They are provided here in PDF format.


Timetables

Semester 1 Level 4 2016/17 Semester 2 Level 4 2016/17
Semester 1 Level 5 2016/17 Semester 2 Level 5 2016/17
Semester 1 Level 6 2016/17 Semester 2 Level 6 2016/17

Course Resources

  • The Handbook of Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy‌ is an invaluable source of information for all Physics and Astrophysics modules. Includes fundamental constants, calculus, statistics, etc.
  • Periodic tables are available online from webelements.com
  • Martin V. Zombeck's Handbook of Space Astronomy & Astrophysics is available on-line.
  • The whole of the first year will be mostly based on the text "University Physics with Modern Physics”,by Hugh D. Young and Roger A.Freedman (International Edition with MasteringPhysics online access including e-book, Pearson Education, 14 edition (20th August 2015, ISBN-10: 1292100311 / ISBN-13: 9781292100319). We also use Vibrations and Waves by George C. King (Wiley,2009.ISBN: 978-0-470-01189-8). We have used Tipler: "Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4e", in the past, which has a website associated with it.

Module Resources

Teaching Resources for modules are on WebCT


Modules Title
Electives

phy-10027

The Solar System 

phy-10026

Stars and the Universe 

Year 1
Physics Level I  

phy-10022

Mechanics, Gravity and Relativity (and Mathematics) 

phy-10024

Nature of Matter 

phy-10020

Oscillations & Waves 

phy-10021

Electricity and Magnetism 

Astrophysics Level I  

phy-10023

Electricity and Stellar Structure 

phy-10022

Mechanics, Gravity and Relativity (and Mathematics) 

phy-10024

Nature of Matter 

phy-10020

Oscillations & Waves 

Year 2
Physics Level II  

phy-20006

Quantum Mechanics 

phy-20026

Statistical Mechanics and Solid State 

phy-20027

Optics and Thermodynamics 

phy-20009

Nuclear and Particle Physics 

Astrophysics Level II  

phy-20002

Stellar Astrophysics 

phy-20006

Quantum Mechanics 

phy-20026

Statistical Mechanics and Solid State 

phy-20027

Optics and Thermodynamics 

Year 3
Dual Physics Level III  

phy-30007

Physics Project 

phy-30012

Electromagnetism 

Dual Astrophysics Level III

phy-30012

Electromagnetism 

phy-30006

Astrophysics Group Project and Science Communication 

Level III Option list  

phy-30001

Cosmology 

phy-30002

The Physics of Interstellar Medium 

phy-30003

Compact Objects 

phy-30009

Quantum Physics of Atoms and Molecules 

phy-30010

Polymer Physics 

phy-30023

Particles, Accelerators and Reactor Physics 

phy-30024

Binary Stars 

phy-30025

Life and the Universe 

phy-30026

Computational Methods in Physics and Astrophysics 

phy-30027

Data Analysis and Model Testing 

phy-30028

The Physics of Galaxies 

phy-30029

Quantum Mechanics II 

phy-30030

Physics of Fluids 

phy-30031

Atmospheris Physics 

phy-30032

Plasma Physics 

Major Physics Level III  

phy-30007

Physics Project 

phy-30012

Electromagnetism 

phy-30015

Dissertation and Communication Skills 

Major Astrophysics Level III  

phy-30012

Electromagnetism 

phy-30006

Astrophysics Group Project and Science Communication 

phy-30017

Dissertation 

Physics/Astrophysics Staff-Student Liaison Committee

The Physics and Astrophysics Staff-Student Liaison Committee meets at least once per semester to keep under review all academic and administrative matters relating degree programmes in these subjects. These matters include concerns raised by students and consideration of the responses to student evaluation questionnaires. The committee reports back to the students, the Physics and Astrophysics Teaching Committee, and for strategic matters to the Physics and Astrophysics Teaching and Learning Committee.

Membership

Chair : Dr Mahendrasingam.

Student / Academic Representatives

Staff

 

Dr A Mahendrasingam

Programme Leader

Dr Jacco van Loon

Year Tutor (first year)

Dr Joana Oliveira

Year Tutor (second year)

Dr Pierre Maxted

Year Tutor (third year)

Mrs Trish Pointon

Committee Secretary

Level 1

 

Olufunmilola Olukoko

Geology WITH Physics

Zachariah Moss

Mathematics AND Physics

Charu Vijayvargiya

Astrophysics AND Geology

Level 2:

 

Matt Jacobs

Astrophysics WITH Educational Studies

Thomas Le Vien

Astrophysics AND Politics

Level 3:

 

Redmond Hakanoglu

Physics WITH Chemistry

Claudia Hill

Physics WITH Chemistry

Catalyna Jacson Arroyo

Astrophysics WITH Info. Systems

Connor Martin

Physics WITH Mathematics

Alexander Millington

Astrophysics AND Mathematics