2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
PHYS2060 Physics Laboratory 3- Experimental Physics (A)
10 creditsClass Size: 200
Module manager: Dr Satoshi Sasaki
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualificationsPasses in at least one of PHYS1060 or PHYS1110 or equivalent
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesThis module further develops key laboratory, research and career skills.
On completion of this module the students should be able to:
Execute and analyse the results of an experiment and evaluate the level of uncertainty in results.
Communicate in writing or orally the results of their work or other scientific information.
Present their skills and qualifications in a format for a future job
-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 scientific paper and an oral presentation;
-be better prepared for job and placement applications
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||38.00|
|Total Contact hours||62.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyPreparation and writing up of laboratory work, writing scientific paper, careers assignment, development of research skills and oral presentation.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackDemonstrators in lab
Laboratory book of experiments/assignments
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Oral Presentation||Presentation to small group||10.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Submission of all coursework is compulsory to pass the module.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 04/09/2018
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