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2005/06 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

PHYS1060 Physics Laboratory 1

10 creditsClass Size: 96

Module manager: Dr C H Marrows
Email: c.h.marrows@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2005/06

Pre-requisite qualifications

A-Level Physics or equivalent

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

On completion of this module students should be able to:
- achieve an adequate level of competence in weekly practical work;
- demonstrate the ability to use simple laboratory apparatus as tested in the practical exam;
- be familiar with statistical methods of error analysis and to critically analyse data;
- communicate experimental results in the form of written exercises, oral discussions and a formal report.

Skills outcomes
Practical Lab Skills
Scientific WritingPractical Lab Skills
Scientific Writing


Syllabus

Students will receive one 4-hour training session on the use of computers for data analysis. The first laboratory session starts with a lecture on uncertainties followed by an introductory session in the lab. The remaining sessions will consist of a variety of experiments drawn from: Mechanics, Atomic Physics, Optics, Thermal Physics and Electromagnetism.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Demonstrated experiments, training exercises, discussion during assignment and self-guided exercises and lectures: 44 hours.

Private study

Private study: 56 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Experiments assessed weekly for weeks 3-10.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Continuous assessment of performance on weekly experiments, data analysis and reporting. At the end of the module, students will be additionally assessed on their "acquisition of skills" including error analysis and statistical methods.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 19/04/2005

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