Undergraduate Course: Physics Skills (PHYS10042)
|School||School of Physics and Astronomy
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This is a synoptic paper testing problem solving abilities. Students are expected to analyse and solve problems, which may be unseen, utilising existing Physics knowledge.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| At least 80 credit points accrued in courses of SCQF Level 9 or 10 drawn from Schedule Q.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Degree Examination, 100%.
Students are permitted to prepare and use a one-sided A4 synopsis page during the exam.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
| 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.
|Course organiser||Dr Jamie Cole
Tel: (0131 6)50 5999
|Course secretary||Miss Yolanda Zapata-Perez
Tel: (0131 6)51 7067