Module Identifier PH05510  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Eleri Pryse  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite PH05010  
Co-Requisite None  
Mutually Exclusive Not available to students on 3 year BSc (Hons) or 4 year MPhys schemes  
Course delivery Practical   11 x 3 hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Laboratory Diary  60%
Semester Assessment Formal Report  20%
Semester Assessment Powerpoint Presentation  20%

Learning outcomes

After taking this module students should be able to:

Brief description

This module builds on the introduction to experimental physics given in module PH05010. Emphasis continues on the training of students to use basic instruments, the application of error analysis techniques presented in the earlier module and the critical assessment of results in order to draw reliable conclusions. Presentational skills are developed in the context of experiments.


The module comprises a set of experiments from different areas of Physics including: Oscillations and Waves, Thermal Physics, Electricity and Magnetism, which students carry out in rotation during the course of the semester. For presentation of the work each student is expected to keep a Laboratory Diary noting the detailed progress of each experiment, prepare a formal report on a specified experiment and deliver a PowerPoint presentation. An introduction to Word, Excel and PowerPoint will be given to students without previous ICT experience.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Keller, Gettys and Skove Physics Classical and Modern McGraw-Hill


This module is at CQFW Level 3