10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This half-module seeks to provide insight and support to the Level 3 Physics and Astronomy programme as a whole. By means of tutorials and problem classes directed to imparting a broad, coherent and critical grasp of the fundamentals of Physics and Astronomy, the student is encouraged to appy them to unfamiliar problems, extract the essentials, embody them in simple modules and so obtain quick, rough but sound solutions. It is assessed by means of two written examinations where you will be required to answer 4 out of 10 questions on each paper. This is designed to test for this broad grasp of the basic ides of Physics and Astronomy and the ability to apply them to unrehearsed situations. In addition to such problem solving, candidates are required to write an essay on some important current topic in physics or astronomy.

Staff Contact: Dr C Booth
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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

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