Comments about MPhys Physics with Mathematics  At the institution  Sheffield  South Yorkshire

Objectives
Mathematics is the language of physics. Just as physicists are fascinated by the way simple and elegant concepts underlie most physical properties of the universe, so mathematicians are fascinated by the way simple abstract ideas recur, finding applications in many seemingly unrelated fields. This degree combines both disciplines, giving you a good grasp of mathematical techniques combined with the scientific knowledge and practical skills of the physicist. Our Physics course provides a broadbased and intellectually demanding education across the whole spectrum of modern physics. It includes all the fundamental knowledge essential to the professional physicist, and will help you to develop the qualities and abilities physicists rely on. The fouryear MPhys gives you greater experience of research work and the opportunity to select some advanced topics to study in greater depth. The mathematics component is taught by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, and covers topics in both pure and applied mathematics.

Entry requirements
Entry requirements GCE/VCE A Levels  ABB Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels  AB + BB Scottish Highers  AAAB + AB in Advanced Highers Irish Leaving Cert.  AABBB International Baccalaureate  33 points Core Requirements  GCE A Level Physics and Maths. GCE AS Level Maths cannot replace GCE A Level Maths

Academic title
MPhys Physics with Mathematics

Course description
Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.
Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.
Important notice :
This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.
This information is provided for illustration only and you should check with the department directly when applying to confirm module options.
Typical First Year Modules
Module/Unit Credits
Fields, Waves and Quanta 20
Mechanics, Heat and Matter 20
Differential and Difference Equations 10
Mathematics for Physicists 10
Mathematics with Maple 10
Matrices and Geometry 10
Mechanics in Action 10
Practical Calculus 10
Probability, Sets and Complex Numbers 10
Vectors and Motion 10
Typical Second Year Modules
Module/Unit Credits
Advanced Calculus 10
Applied Differential Equations 10
Atomic Spectra and Relativity 10
Experimental Physics 2 10
Linear Mathematics for Applications 10
Mathematical Methods for Physics and Astronomy 10
Mechanics 10
Methods for Differential Equations 10
Quantum Mechanics 10
Solids 10
Thermal Physics 10
Vectors and Fluids 10
Typical Third Year Modules
Module/Unit Credits
Atomic and Laser Physics 10
Complex Analysis 10
Electromagnetism 10
Further Quantum Mechanics 10
Optics 10
Programming in C 10
Statistical Physics 10
Applicable Analysis 10
Classical Control 10
Codes and Cryptography 10
Combinatorics 10
Continuum Mechanics 10
Differential Equations: A Case Study 10
Differential Geometry 10
Fluid Mechanics I 10
Graph Theory 10
Introduction to Relativity 10
Knots and Surfaces 10
Magnetism and Superconductivity 10
Mathematical Methods 10
Metals, Semiconductors and Insulators 10
Milestones in Applied Mathematics 1: Electromagnetism 10
Milestones in Applied Mathematics II: Quantum Theory 10
Nuclear Physics 10
Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations 10
Operations Research 10
Particle Physics 10
Physics Level 3 Project 1 10
Physics Level 3 Project 2 10
Techniques of Problem Solving in Physics 10
Topics in Number Theory 10
Waves 10
Typical Fourth Year Modules
Module/Unit Credits
Research Project in Physics and Astronomy 40
Fractals 10
Galois Theory 10
Signal Processing 10
Advanced Quantum Mechanics 10
Aspects of Modern Physics (Half Module) 10
Literature Search in Physics 10
Magnetism and Superconductivity 10
Metals, Semiconductors and Insulators 10
Nuclear Physics 10
Optical Properties of Solids 10
Particle Physics 10
Physics in an Enterprise Culture 10
Physics of Semiconductors 10
Quantum Mechanics for Particle Physics 10
Reading in Theoretical Physics II 10
Techniques of Problem Solving in Physics 10
The Physics of Soft Condensed Matter 10