- Professor Pete Vukusic (Professor - Exeter University)
|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Practical||22 x 2 Hour Practicals|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Literature review||20%|
|Semester Assessment||Individual report||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmit failed component||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Search for papers and articles on topics related to experimental work and present a bibiography using Endnote or similar software
Plan and perform an experiment and then analyse data and evaluate the experiment with minimal input from teaching staff, utilising laboratory skills developed earlier during the course.
Work in a group to communicate an experiment and results in an oral presentation.
Write an individual report on an experiment
Students will be required to perform an extended experiment or series of experiments over the course of the semester. Students will be required to research the background to the experiment, examine the equipment available and then develop an experimental strategy and analyse the results. The experiment will be assessed in three ways; firstly through a literature review showing evidence of independent research into topics related to the experiment, secondly via a presentation of the experiment, thirdly there a formal experimental report will be submitted.
The module aims to develop the analytical and experimental skills necessary to perform advanced physics experiments, together with critical evaluation skills and communication of results. These skills form an essential part of the training of a physicist.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Application of number is essential to analyse experimental data, including error propagation.|
|Communication||Communication and literacy are required to present findings in a group presentation and a written report.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Reflecting on outcomes of laboratory work to plan further work develops own learning and performance.|
|Information Technology||Instrumentation and computers are essential to perform experiments, analyse data and present results.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Many of the skills developed are essential elements of a physics degree and in future employment.|
|Problem solving||Problem solving skills are essential when responding to initial results and adapting experimental strategies accordingly.|
|Research skills||Research skills are needed to devise experiments to test hypotheses.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Subject skills are developed and assessed, but detail will depend on the specific topic of the advanced experiment.|
|Team work||The investigations and presentation are carried out in a group.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6