Module Identifier PH15510  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Andrew Breen  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Mr Clive Willson, Dr Xing Li  
Pre-Requisite PH15010  
Co-Requisite Core Part 1 Modules  
Mutually Exclusive None  
Course delivery Practical   11 laboratory sessions ( 4 hours)  
Assessment Course work   Laboratory Diary   25%  
  Course work   Formal Reports   75%  

Brief description

This module is an extension of the Basic Laboratory Techniques in which the skills acquired during that module are applied to general laboratory physics experiments.

Learning outcomes

After taking this module students should be able to:

Outline syllabus

Students choose from a number of experiments. These are divided into three blocks and students will be expected to undertake experiments in each of the blocks. At the end of each experiment, students will produce a formal report which will be marked and returned as quickly as possible to provide suitable feedback. The experiment blocks are shown below:

1. Analogue and digital electronics
2. Fundamental constants and radioactivity
3. Astrophysics

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
A small number of appropriate books are kept in the part 1 laboratory.