|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||5 x Lab Reports||60%|
|Semester Assessment||6 x Problem Sheets||15%|
|Semester Assessment||5 x Workshop Assignments||25%|
|Supplementary Assessment||As determined by the Departmental Examination Board||100%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to identify problems that require the use of Fourier analysis and inversion techniques.
Apply these concepts and techniques to problems in different areas of Physics.
Apply experimental techniques such as beam alignment, computer interfacing, image reconstruction, materials testing, curve fitting.
Handle and troubleshoot scientific equipment such as lasers, piezo elements, vacuum systems, detectors, optical elements.
Write extended scientific reports.
Write simple computer programs.
This course is designed for MPhys year 3 students and is primarily intended to prepare students for the more exacting courses encountered in year 4. The module is divided into two parts: experimental and theoretical. The former consists of a number of laboratory experiments introducing advanced modern techniques e.g. scattering, spectrometry, ellipsometry, tomography, scanning microscopy, particle beam experiments, and materials testing. The latter part provides a more formal treatment of Fourier Analysis than in year 2, and introduces programming and inversion techniques. In addition, a series of general example sheets are set in Semester 2 to reinforce concepts learnt in earlier years and provide practice in applying these concepts in unfamiliar contexts.
This module is at CQFW Level 6