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PHYS2110 Physics Laboratory 4- Experimental Physics (B)

10 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Dr Satoshi Sasaki
Email: S.Sasaki@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisites

PHYS2060Physics Laboratory 3- Experimental Physics (A)

This module is not approved as a discovery module

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 viva.

Learning outcomes
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.

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


Syllabus

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

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Laboratory106.0060.00
Workshop21.002.00
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: 40 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Laboratory book of 5 experiments.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PracticalLab performance - preparation15.00
PracticalLab performance - completion of experiment60.00
ReportScientific paper15.00
Viva.10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 11/07/2018

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