Module Identifier PH35510  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor Geraint Vaughan  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Dr Keith Birkinshaw  
Pre-Requisite Core Physics Modules at Level 1  
Course delivery Laboratory   11 laboratory sessions (4 hours each)  
Assessment Oral examination   Oral Examination during week 11   20%  
  Project work   Progress during Semester   30%  
  Project work   Project Report. Short Initial Report: Submit two copies to Departmental Secretary (Room 219) by 11am on first lab day of Week 4. Project Report: Submit two copies to Departmental Secretary (Room 219) by 4pm on last day of Week 10.   50%  

Module description

This single module takes the form of an individual project in which the student investigates a problem under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. The nature of the problem may be experimental, theoretical, data analysis or computer modelling. The module is open to students following the Physics with Business Administration or Joint Honours Degree Schemes within the Physics Department.

Learning outcomes

After taking this module students should be able to:

Additional learning activities

As required by each project.

Outline syllabus

The aim of this module is to provide the student with an opportunity to conduct an open-ended investigation of a particular topic in Physics. This should allow the students to apply knowledge and techniques they have learned in the course so far. Emphasis is placed on understanding and application of fundamental physical principles.

Students are expected to plan and manage an independent programme of study, with guidance from their Supervisor, and to write a formal scientific report.

An oral examination will be held at the end of the module to test understanding of the basic principles of the project.

Reading Lists

Supervisors will advise students on suitable textbooks for their project, and students are expected to conduct their own library searches to find suitable material..