2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
PHYS2110 Physics Laboratory 4- Experimental Physics (B)
10 creditsClass Size: 200
Module manager: Dr Satoshi Sasaki
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
|PHYS2060||Physics Laboratory 3- Experimental Physics (A)|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
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 viva.
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.
Use of common laboratory equipment.
Acquire and analyse data.
Presentation of method and results in written and oral form.
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).
|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: 40 hours.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackLaboratory book of 5 experiments.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Practical||Lab performance - preparation||15.00|
|Practical||Lab performance - completion of experiment||60.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 11/07/2018
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