10 Credits SPRING

Cannot be taken with: PHY236, PHY2360
Pre-requisites: PHY101, PHY102, PHY230


Aims/Description: This is a laboratory course similar to PHY230 and is an extension of that module. It is intended to expose single honours students to a wider range of different types of experiments than they could expect to meet by following the single module PHY230. It aims to develop skills in carrying out experimental physics and the use of instruments and other equipment, the analysis of experimental data, a careful approach to experimental accuracy, the estimation of experimental errors and the interpretation of observation with respect to theoretical prediction.

Staff Contact: Dr E Paganis
Teaching Methods: Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

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

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK