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2005/06 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

PHYS1110 Physics Laboratory 2

10 creditsClass Size: 96

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

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2005/06

Pre-requisites

PHYS1060 Physics Laboratory 1

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 Laboratory skills; Scientific writingPractical Laboratory skills; Scientific writing


Syllabus

Students will receive three 1-hour lectures on statistical methods followed by practical exercises 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 assessment 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 and usual appraisals.

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. Exercises in report writing leading up to a formal report occur throughout the module. At the end of the module, students will be additionally assessed in a practical exam designed to test their "acquisition of skills". Students are also required to submit a formal report at the end of term.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 19/04/2005

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