2005/06 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
PHYS2110 Physics Laboratory 4
10 creditsClass Size: 80
Module manager: Dr J Lloyd-Evans
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2005/06
Pre-requisitesPHYS2060 or equivalent
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesOn completion of this module you should:
- have extended your familiarity of the use of commonly available laboratory equipment;
- have undertaken* five laboratory investigations from a wide range of areas of physics that includes laser diffraction and interference, gamma-ray spectroscopy, AC circuits, electronics, computer interfacing, mechanical workshop practice and astronomical data analysis. (components studied depends on programme);
- have extended your appreciation of the need for critical analysis in laboratory work;
- have advanced your understanding of the systematic and statistical limitations inherent in measurement techniques;
- be able to present and communicate your experimental results to others and in the form of a scientific paper and oral presentation.
Use of common laboratory equipment.
Acquire and analyse data.
Presentation of method and results in written and oral form.Use of common laboratory equipment.
Acquire and analyse data.
Presentation of method and results in written and oral form.
Introductory lectures on paper writing, assessment criteria and statistical and critical analysis of experimental data. Students perform* five experimental components that includes laser diffraction and interference, gamma-ray spectroscopy, AC circuits, electronics, mechanical workshop practice and astronomical data analysis. (components studied depends on programme).
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for informationIntroductory lecture: 1 hour;
6 hours per week for 10 weeks supervised laboratory work on five experimental investigations.
Private studyPreparation and writing up of laboratory work: 39 hours.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackLaboratory 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 informationThe module is continuously assessed on the basis of the student's performance of each experiment, interpretation of results, and through a formal report and oral presentation on one experiment.
The contribution to the final assessment is: laboratory performance - 15% preparation, and 60% on completion of each experiment; formal report - 20%; oral - 5%
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 21/03/2007
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