Introductory solid state physics course. The concepts of crystal structure, vibrational structure, and electronic structure will be introduced from a physics perspective.
The overarching aims of the English skills for scientists course and complementary science lecture are as follows:
- To provide an introduction to the study of science in English.
- To help students acquire the necessary confidence, language, and academic skills to engage with high school level science in English.
- To provide a bridge between the type of teaching/learning at high school and that at university.
- To engage students with new ideas and design stimulating activities for students to perform in a mutually supportive environment.
General English is a course that focuses on developing communications skills in English. This includes enabling students to discuss a variety of topics, to read and engage with academic texts, develop listening skills to acquire important information, and to recognise and produce cohesive writing at the paragraph level. The topics selected are approached from both a general and scientific perspective.
The overarching aims of the General English course are as follows:
- To provide students with opportunities to gain confidence in speaking English.
- To provide students with opportunities to gain confidence in listening to English.
- To introduce students to features of English texts to improve both writing and reading skills.
- To equip students with the grammatical knowledge and vocabulary acquisition skills necessary to study independently in English.
This is the "Atomic Physics and Quantum Mechanics" course delivered in the Spring semester of academic year 2015-2016 to the 2014 cohort of students.
1. To enable you to understand and use basic mathematical scientific explanations.
2. To enable you to interpret mathematical examination questions and answer them efficiently.
3. To provide a bridge between the type of teaching/learning at high school and that at university.
4. To enable you to be confident in transferring your knowledge gained in Chinese to the English medium.
This course is a continuation of the introductory physics course you took last semester.
The focus of this course is:
- Understanding simple electric circuits.
- Introduction to electricity and magnetism.
- Understanding light: geometric optics, interference, and diffraction.
- Introduction to some advanced topics, including quantum mechanics and nuclear physics.
This course will provide a thorough introduction to Quantum Mechanics. The aim of this course is the following:
- Students will have a complete and quantitative understanding of three model problems (the "particle in a box", the quantum harmonic oscillator, and the hydrogen atom).
- Students will be familiar with concepts like wave-particle duality, entanglement, superposition of states, decoherence, and the Uncertainty principle.
- Students will be familiar with Dirac notation, so they will be able to understand the equations in more advanced textbooks or journal papers.
1. To consolidate your learning in year one.
2. To further integrate your English with your academic learning.
3. To provide guided practice in academic learning in the English medium.
4. To build your confidence in your ability to learn through English and engage with new ideas.
This course is an advanced course focusing on science that takes place at surfaces and interfaces. Topics include phenomena at liquid-gas interface (surface tension), liquid-solid interface (wetting, electric double layer), gas-solid interface (UHV techniques, molecular adsorption).
Students who are enrolled in this class shall have sufficient knowledge in ONE of the two streams in their previous learning:
(1) Physical Chemistry; (2) Thermodynamics and crystallography.
Teacher: Lijia Liu
Teaching assistant: Weidong Xu