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2005/06 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

PHYS2110 Physics Laboratory 4

10 creditsClass Size: 80

Module manager: Dr J Lloyd-Evans
Email: j.lloyd-evans@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2005/06

Pre-requisites

PHYS2060 or equivalent

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

On 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.

Skills outcomes
Use of common laboratory equipment.
Perform experiments.
Acquire and analyse data.
Presentation of method and results in written and oral form.Use of common laboratory equipment.
Perform experiments.
Acquire and analyse data.
Presentation of method and results in written and oral form.


Syllabus

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).

Teaching methods

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

Introductory lecture: 1 hour;


6 hours per week for 10 weeks supervised laboratory work on five experimental investigations.

Private study

Preparation and writing up of laboratory work: 39 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 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 list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 21/03/2007

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