Undergraduate Course: Experimental Physics (PHYS09049)
|School||School of Physics and Astronomy
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course comprises four experimental projects for each student, chosen (from a wide-ranging total set) to include a balanced sample of experimental techniques. Each project extends over two weeks, attending three afternoons per week. There are also workshops held at the end of semester 1 and beginning of semester 2.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 72,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% coursework including written reported and laboratory notebooks:
Four written reports, 66.7%
Oral presentation, 16.7%
Laboratory notebook, 16.7%
|No Exam Information
| - Design and carry out an experiment to test a physical theory with guidance from a lab script.
- Identify the sources of any errors in experimental results, quantify them and formulate approaches to control them.
- Analyse the consistency of experimental data with predictions from existing theories or other data sets where appropriate.
- Maintain a complete and legible contemporary record of experimental procedures and results.
- Present a complete, reproducible written or oral account of an experiment and the conclusions drawn from it to a professional standard, incorporating figures, tables and graphs where appropriate.
- Resolve conceptual and technical difficulties by locating and integrating relevant information from a diverse range of sources.
|Course organiser||Dr Thomas Davinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5250
|Course secretary||Mrs Bonnie Macmillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 5905
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