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PX3510: ADVANCED PRACTICAL PHYSICS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

Theories of the physical world around us must be consistent with nature. This can be checked by experiment and indeed unexpected experimental results can lead to the development of new theories. This course offers the opportunity to test theories in optics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics and materials science by experiment. You will learn how to carry out experiments, analyse your data and present your results both in writing and verbally. You will get the opportunity to work with Michelson interferometers, sensors, instrumentation and computers. This course supports your physics lectures and prepares you for an experimental scientists work after university.




Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor n.j.c. strachan

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PX3506 Advanced Practical Physics (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course consists of a series of practical classes linked to third year lecture courses and expanding on the material taught in the previous years. Experiments will cover optics, properties of matter and computer modelling and will introduce applications as well as reinforcing the principles of Physics. The course will also introduce topics that will be covered more formally later in the Honours programme.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Science Laboratories during University weeks 25 - 29, 32 - 34, 38 - 39
  • 1 Oral during University week31
  • 1 Seminar during University week25

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback for in-course assessments will be provided in written and verbal form (eg. discussion of oral presentation and write up of lab book). Lab demonstrator will engage with students at a one to one level during the experimental work providing feedback on progress.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Re-submission of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
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