## BSc/MSci: Mathematics and Physics (GF13/GF1H)

Physics and mathematics are inextricably linked. It is not really possible to understand the basic concepts of physics such as elementary particle theory without having a strong grounding in both pure and applied mathematics. If you do not wish to study mathematics exclusively it is possible to combine the study of mathematics with that of physics on an equal basis each reinforcing the other. These degree programmes are accredited by the Institute of Physics.

In the first and second years of this programme students cover a balanced selection of courses in each department. Having laid the basic foundations there is a wide range of courses from both subjects in the third/fourth years of the degree. Most of the courses will be selected from those followed by single-subject students. Students taking these degrees do not have to do any practical work although this is possible if so desired.

**Physics Courses (Department of Physics and Astronomy**

**First Year**Classical Mechanics; Physics of the Universe; Thermal Physics; Waves, Optics and Acoustics; Short Course on Special Relativity.

**Second Year**Atomic and Molecular Physics; Statistical Thermodynamics and Condensed Matter Physics; Electricity and Magnetism; Quantum Physics.

**Third Year **Nuclear and Particle Physics; Quantum Physics; Solid State Physics.

It may also be possible to take the following: Astrophysical Processes; Environmental Physics; Physics of the Earth.

The above is a brief description only.

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