Research-style experimental projects that explore key physical principles in physics relating to both natural phenomena and modern technology.
A key ingredient in the paper is developing communication skills by reporting laboratory results through a range of communication platforms (seminars, posters, etc.).
|Paper title||Experimental Physics II|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,141.35|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- (PHSI 243 or PHSI 282) or EMAN 201
- Schedule C
- More information link
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- Teaching staff
Course co-ordinator: Associate Professor Harald Schwefel
Associate Professor Mikkel Andersen
Dr Tim Molteno
Measurements and Their Uncertainties, Hase & Hughes, Oxford (available as electronic resource from the Science Library).
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation,
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will:
- Retrieve literature to support the understanding of a research question
- Plan and carry out an experiment to illuminate a research question
- Capture data from a physical system by means of contemporary data acquisition tools, such as a digital storage oscilloscope, and apply appropriate modelling to the sampled data using curve-fitting tools
- Report on research findings verbally, visually and in writing
- Be familiar with good practice for experimental procedures and reporting of results
- Collaborate as part of a team to prioritise tasks and efficiently carry out an experiment