PHYS6015 MPhys Final Year Synoptic Examination
Students in the synoptic exam will be expected to display a broad knowledge and understanding of the core first, second and third year courses, to understand the inter-relations between those courses and to display problem solving skills in novel problem environments. Students’ studies will be supported by revision lectures - each week one of the lecturers of the core first, second and third year courses will lead the session. Problem solving sessions will also be included. The course work involves setting your own Synoptic exam questions which will hopefully give new insights into the material taught and the examination process.
Aims and Objectives
The Synoptic Examination is intended to allow students to display a broad understanding of the first, second and third year courses they have already studied and to encourage synthesis between these courses, as well as broad ranging problem solving skills.
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- Be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of the core first, second and third year courses
- Understand the inter-relations between those courses
Transferable and Generic Skills
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Be able to display problem solving skills in novel problem environments
The synoptic paper may draw on any first, second and third year core course material.
Learning and Teaching
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||6|
|Wider reading or practice||94|
|Completion of assessment task||22|
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Martin and Shaw. Particle Physics.
Casalbuoni. Introduction to Quantum Field Theory.
Aitchison and Hey. Gauge Theories in Particle Physics.
Perkins. Introduction to High Energy Physics.
Lee. Accelerator Physics.
Halzen and Martin. Quarks and Leptons.
|Coursework marks carried forward||%|
Repeat type: Internal & External
To study this module, you will need to have studied the following module(s):
|PHYS1011||Waves, Light and Quanta|
|PHYS1015||Motion and Relativity|
|PHYS1022||Electricity and Magnetism|
|PHYS2024||Quantum Physics of Matter|
|PHYS3002||Nuclei and Particles|
|PHYS1013||Energy and Matter|
|PHYS3007||Theories of Matter, Space and Time|