Course synopses:

- Dynamics
- Experimental Methods
- Waves
- Electromagnetism
- Optics
- Quantum Mechanics
- Thermal Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Examples Classes in Mathematical Physics
- Mathematical Concepts in Physics
- Practical Classes - Michaelmas term - Systems and Measurements
- Practical Classes - Lent term - Physics of Waves

D J C MacKay

R D E Saunders

The first part of the course is specifically an introduction to the first part of the Systems and Measurement Practical Class. The rest of the course deals with material that a physicist needs to design experiments and analyse data, and also to evaluate other people's results. Examples of physics experiments, especially of modern ones, provide the context.W Allison

S F Gull

H P Hughes

M C Payne

A Howie

R H Friend

P B Littlewood

These classes are designed to help you develop mathematical skills in solving problems, and so strengthen your knowledge of key material from IB coursework. This is valuable regardless of whether you intend to pursue theoretical topics in Part II (for which attendance at these courses is assumed). Although primarily intended for those taking Mathematics as well as Advanced Physics in IB, most of of the classes have also been found helpful by those taking the Mathematical Concepts in Physics course.S Withington

R D E Saunders and others

These practicals follow a "systems" approach - one that features concepts common to a wide range of objects, from bus suspensions to telescopes. We look at properties like gain, non-linearity and feedback, and how noise, offsets and systematic errors can be coped with. A Head-of-Class write-up will be submitted, based on one of the experiments.R.J. Butcher and others

The aim of this class is to provide practical demonstrations and investigations of many aspects of wave motion covered in the lectures. The class draws on material from the lecture courses onCopyright © 2001 Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge