10 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: PHY101, PHY102

Co-requisites: PHY116

Aims/Description: This module aims to equip the student with experimental, observational and problem solving skills that should allow them to progress to advanced practical and problem-solving work in Levels 2, 3 and 4. The module consists of a mixture of taught material, workshops and practical activities covering problem-solving and data analysis techniques, positional astronomy, basic experiments in physics or astrophysics, and presentation of results in oral and written form.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to PHYU06 BSc Physics & Astrophjysics, PHYU11 MPhys Physics & Astrophysics

Staff Contact: Dr Susan Cartwright
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Lab work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Physics and Astronomy):

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