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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 qualifications

Passes in at least one of PHYS1060 or PHYS1110 or equivalent

This module is not approved as a discovery module


This module further develops key laboratory, research and career skills.

Learning outcomes
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

Skills outcomes
-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


Laboratory experiments
Research techniques
Scientific communication
Career skills

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours38.00
Total Contact hours62.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Preparation and writing up of laboratory work, writing scientific paper, careers assignment, development of research skills and oral presentation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Demonstrators in lab
Laboratory book of experiments/assignments
Careers assignment

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ReportScientific paper10.00
Oral PresentationPresentation to small group10.00
AssignmentCareers skills5.00
PracticalLab preparation15.00
PracticalLab write-up60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Submission of all coursework is compulsory to pass the module.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 05/11/2019 08:50:03


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