Undergraduate Course: Experimental Physics 3 (CP10) (PHYS09062)
|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 is taken in the Junior Honours year by students on a Physics related degree programme. It builds on prior data analysis and experimental method training in the Year 2 Practical Physics course. Students work individually on experimental projects selected from a broad range of fields, providing a platform for individual project work based in research groups in the Senior Honours year.
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 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 36,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Two written reports, 55%
Laboratory notebooks, 40%
Feedback statement, 5%
|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.
- Resolve conceptual and technical difficulties by locating and integrating relevant information from a diverse range of sources, as a natural and often necessary component of the process of experimental discovery.
- Analyse and review critically experimental data and make comparison with existing literature results or theoretical predictions as appropriate.
- Develop familiarity with data analysis tools commensurate with employment as a professional scientist.
- Present a complete, reproducible account of an experiment and the conclusions drawn from it to a professional standard.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr John Loveday
Tel: (0131 6)51 7233
|Course secretary||Dr Hilal Kaya
Tel: (0131 6)68 8261