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2005/06 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

PHYS2060 Physics Laboratory 3

10 creditsClass Size: 999

Module manager: Dr A M Voice
Email: a.m.voice@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2005/06

Pre-requisites

Passes in at least one of PHYS1060 or PHYS1110 or equivalent

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

On completion of this module the students should be able to:
- use commonly available laboratory equipment;
- perform laboratory experiments in core physics, obtain useful data and draw conclusions, using effective time management;
- record the procedures, data, calculations and conclusions of their experiments in a notebook;
- utilise statistical and systematic error analysis and critically analyse their data;
- present and communicate their experimental results to others in the form of a formal report and an oral presentation;
- use the scientific data base 'Web of Knowledge' to obtain information about scientific publications.

Skills outcomes
Use of common laboratory equipment.
Performs experiemtns.
Acquire and analyse data.
Critical evaluation of data.
Presentation of mthod and results in written and oral form.
Use of database web of knowledge.Use of common laboratory equipment.
Performs experiemtns.
Acquire and analyse data.
Critical evaluation of data.
Presentation of mthod and results in written and oral form.
Use of database web of knowledge.


Syllabus

Introductory lectures on laboratory note-taking, report writing, assessment criteria and statistical and critical analysis of experimental data. Students perform* five experimental components that includes optics, X-ray crystallography, Speed of Sound, specific heat of metals, electronics, mechanical workshop practice and astronomy(*components studied depends on programme).

Teaching methods

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

Teaching is performed by introductory lectures, guidance and explanatory notes on each experiment; and by interaction with laboratory demonstrators. Students spend 6 hours a week in the laboratory. 60 hours total.

Private study

Preparation and writing up of laboratory work: 40 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Laboratory book of 5 experiments.

Methods of assessment

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

The module is continuously assessed on the basis of the student's performance on each of 5 experiments (preparation - (15%) & write up - 60%), and through a formal report (15%) and oral presentation (5%), using either OHP or Powerpoint, on one experiment, and by an assignment to familiarise the students with the scientific data base Web of Knowledge (5%).

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 19/04/2005

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