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2005/06 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Astrophysics and Mathematics

Programme code:BS-ASTR&MATHUCAS code:
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr D C Souter Contact address:d.c.souter@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

ABB including Mathematics and Physics at A-level, or equivalent alternative qualifications

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

The programme will:
- enable students to work across more than one discipline by providing the flexibility to study three disciplines at level one;
- allow the study of two disciplines to the same depth as any single honours student but with less breadth in each discipline;
- provide a basis for further advanced study in either of the disciplines or in a cognate interdisciplinary area.

General
- The distinctiveness, appeal and strength of University of Leeds joint honours programmes lie in the unusual combination of depth, breadth and flexibility which they offer, as well as in the exceptional range of degree combinations available.
- They permit students to study two disciplines, in depth and to degree level while acquiring a broader range of skills than is typically possible within a single honours degree.
- They are emphatically joint honours programmes, rather than integrated programmes: students can therefore make the links they choose from the wide choice of optional modules available within each discipline. Within certain parameters, they thus effectively make connections and devise pathways according to their own preferences, rather than being faced with a prescribed combination of modules chosen for them by others.
- The students must acquire the flexibility of mind and variety of learning techniques needed to switch between the two disciplines.
- A further element of distinctiveness is the flexibility of the programme structure, which allows joint honours students to change direction more easily, and more radically, than single honours students.
- Many of these programmes also allow the opportunity to undertake a work placement, field work or study abroad.

Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment, Learning Context]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

PHYS1041Thermal Physics
Pre-requisite for: PHYS2180, PHYS2190, PHYS3040
10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS1051Vibrations and Waves
Pre-requisite for: PHYS2180, PHYS2200, PHYS3040
Co-requisite for: PHYS2042
10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS1060Physics Laboratory 1
Pre-requisite for: PHYS1110
Co-requisite for: PHYS2060
10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS1090Electromagnetism
Pre-requisite for: PHYS2080, PHYS2180, PHYS2200
10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS1100Quantum Physics and Relativity
Pre-requisite for: PHYS2080, PHYS2180, PHYS3020, PHYS3130
10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS1120Computing Techniques in Physics
Pre-requisite for: PHYS2210
10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS1170The Physics of Stars and Planets10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS1180Galaxies and the Universe10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules:

MATH1050Calculus and Mathematical Analysis10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH1060Introductory Linear Algebra10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH1400Modelling with Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH1410Modelling Force and Motion10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students studying this programme are required to take the following compulsory Physics modules

PHYS1041Thermal Physics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS1051Vibrations and Waves10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS1060Physics Laboratory 110 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS1090Electromagnetism10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

Elective modules:

Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment, Learning Context]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

PHYS2042Quantum Mechanics
Pre-requisite for: PHYS2070, PHYS2080, PHYS3030, PHYS3110, PHYS3381
10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS2051Cosmology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS2060Physics Laboratory 3
Pre-requisite for: PHYS2110, PHYS3150
10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS2080Subatomic Physics
Pre-requisite for: PHYS3030, PHYS3080
10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS2150Stellar Structure and Evolution10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS2200Maxwell's Equations
Pre-requisite for: PHYS3330
10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students are required to study the following modules:

MATH2080Further Linear Algebra
Pre-requisite for: 3152, 3171, 3181, 3232
10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2420Multiple Integrals and Vector Calculus
Pre-requisite for: 2431, 3374, 3383, 3414, 3433, 3453, 3473, 3501, 3512, 3564
10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2431Fourier Series, Partial Differential Equations and Transforms.10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students studying this programme are required to take the following compulsory Physics modules

PHYS2042Quantum Mechanics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS2060Physics Laboratory 310 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Students are required to study to take 10 credits from the following optional modules :

MATH1022Introductory Group Theory10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2090Real and Complex Analysis
Pre-requisite for: 3181
10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2210Introduction to Discrete Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Elective modules:

Students are required to take 20 credits of electives

Year 3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment, Learning Context]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

PHYS2180Physics in Review 110 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS3160Joint Honours (Science): Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PHYS3270Winds, Bubbles and Explosions in Galaxies10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS3280Star and Planet Formation10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Students wishing to take the Major-Minor option in the final year of their programme should consult staff in the Centre for Joint Honours (Science) as this constitutes a change of programme

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 10 credits from the following optional modules:

MEDP3200Medical Imaging10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS3030Particle Physics
Pre-requisite for: PHYS3290
10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS3040Introduction to Polymer Physics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS3080High Energy Astrophysics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS3110Photonics and Introductory Quantum Optics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS3130Theoretical Physics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS3381Advanced Quantum Mechanics
Pre-requisite for: PHYS3391
10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS3391Structure and Dynamics of Solids10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS3440Statistical Mechanics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

PHYS3381 may not be taken with MATH3383

EDUC3060Mathematics Education10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3024Homotopy and Surfaces15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3032Graph Theory10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3044Number Theory15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3071Groups and Symmetry15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3082Project in Pure Mathematics 115 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3102Mathematical Logic 215 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3123Set Theory15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3142Combinatorics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3152Coding Theory10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3163Computability and Unsolvability
Pre-requisite for: MATH3102
15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3171Algebra and Numbers10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3181Inner Product and Metric Spaces10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3232Transformation Geometry15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3341Partial Differential Equations with Applications10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3374Linear and Non-Linear Waves15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3395Dynamical Systems15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3414Analytic Solutions of Partial Differential Equations15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3422Project in Applied Mathematics15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MATH3433Electromagnetism15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3454Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3473Numerical Solutions of Partial Differential Equations15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3501Modelling with Fluids (10)10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3512Viscous Flow15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3531Cosmology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3552Perturbation Methods10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3564Mathematical Biology15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Certain modules ae mutually exclusive; in particular the pairs:
MATH3341 and MATH3414
MATH3044 and MATH3171
EDUC3060 and other Project modules.

Elective modules:

If desired, one 10 credit module may be chosen from these offered at Level 2:

MATH2040Mathematical Logic 110 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2051Geometry of Curves and Surfaces10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2080Further Linear Algebra10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2090Real and Complex Analysis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2210Introduction to Discrete Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2410Special Relativity10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2420Multiple Integrals and Vector Calculus10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2431Fourier Series, Partial Differential Equations and Transforms.10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2591Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2740Environmental Statistics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2750Introduction to Markov Processes10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2770Medical Statistics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Last updated: 12/04/2006

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