Module Identifier PH15510  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Xing Li  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Dr Andrew R Breen, Mr Clive A Willson  
Pre-Requisite PH15010  
Co-Requisite Core Part 1 Modules  
Mutually Exclusive None  
Course delivery Practical   11 laboratory sessions ( 4 hours)  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Course Work: Laboratory Diary  25%
Semester Assessment Course Work: Formal Reports  75%

Learning outcomes

After taking this module students should be able to:

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.


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


This module is at CQFW Level 4