Theoretical Physics (F3217)
15 credits, Level 5
On this module, you’ll get an introduction to common methods of theoretical physics. You’ll focus on classical mechanics while including relativity and some electrodynamics, specifically covariant formulation. You’ll get introduced to and apply mathematical concepts such as:
- least-action principle
25%: Practical (Workshop)
20%: Coursework (Problem set)
80%: Examination (Unseen examination)
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 106 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses: