Experimental Physics 1

Module code: PA1900

Module co-ordinator: Dr Darren Wright

All professional physicists need to have experience and understanding of laboratory practices and handling experimental data. In this module you will receive training in how to make and interpret measurements in the lab environment and then carry out undertake a series of experiments throughout the year. 

Topics covered

  • Laboratory induction including lab safety and conduct
  • Lab skills training
  • Lab experiments in pairs
  • Group Research Projects
  • Scientific report writing
  • Basic scientific computing

Learning

  • 6 hours of lectures
  • 84 hours of practicals/workshops

Assessment

  • Pair experiments (35%)
  • Group projects (35%)
  • Programming tasks (10%)
  • Written reports (20%)