Module Identifier PX35520  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Tudor E Jenkins  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Mr Clive A Willson, Dr James A Whiteway  
Pre-Requisite Core Physics Modules at Level 1  
Course delivery Practical   96 Hours Laboratory. 24 laboratory classes (4 hours each)  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Course Work: FORTRAN (formal reports)  40%
Semester Assessment Course Work: Laboratory diary  60%
Semester Assessment Course Work: Formal reports Coursework Deadlines (by week of semester): 1st Formal report Week 5 (approx) 2nd Formal report Week 1235%

Learning outcomes

After taking this module students should:

Brief description

A range of experiments, including PC simulations in astrophysics and astronomy, will be undertaken. Emphasis will be place don the maintenance of laboratory diaries and report writing. Students will be expected to use ideas on error analysis presented in the parallel module PH24010.


Students will be required to undertake practical experiments on a range of topics.

Reading Lists

A small library of appropriate books is kept in the Part 2 Laboratory.


This module is at CQFW Level 6