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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Physics and Astronomy : Undergraduate (School of Physics and Astronomy)

Undergraduate Course: Physics Skills (PHYS10042)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Physics and Astronomy CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis is a synoptic paper testing problem solving abilities. Students are expected to analyse and solve problems, which may be unseen, utilising existing Physics knowledge.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements At least 80 credit points accrued in courses of SCQF Level 9 or 10 drawn from Schedule Q.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 3, Online Activities 10, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 83 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Degree Examination, 100%.
Students are permitted to prepare and use a one-sided A4 synopsis page during the exam.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
Students should be able to :
1) Identify and apply the physical concepts / laws needed to analyse and solve the problem;
2) Make appropriate assumptions, qualifications or order of magnitude estimates in order to solve open-ended problems;
3) Be able to graph or sketch a visual representation of a property or observable quantity appropriate to the problem at hand;
4) Be able to comment on or assess the implications of the solution they have proposed to a particular problem;
5) Be able to solve physics problems by mathematical or any other valid reasoning.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www2.ph.ed.ac.uk/teaching/course-notes/notes/list/121
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Workshop sessions, as arranged.
KeywordsPhSkills
Contacts
Course organiserDr Jamie Cole
Tel: (0131 6)50 5999
Email: R.J.Cole@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Yolanda Zapata-Perez
Tel: (0131 6)51 7067
Email: yolanda.zapata@ed.ac.uk
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