Undergraduate Course: Experimental Physics (CP10) (PHYS09025)
|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 two 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.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 36,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Two written reports, 50%
Laboratory notebooks, 16.7%
Oral presentation, 33.3%
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Design and perform an experiment to test a physical theory - identifying, quantifying and controlling sources of experimental error.
- Analysis and critical review of experimental data and comparison with theory or literature as appropriate.
- Maintain a complete and legible contemporary record of experimental methods, analysis, results and conclusions.
- 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||Miss Yolanda Zapata-Perez
Tel: (0131 6)51 7067