Level:Part II (yr 3)
Course Convenor:Dr M Hayne
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The student must take 2 modules from the following group:
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CMod descriptionback to top
FOR DETAILS OF THE CONTENT OF COURSES PHYS 316, AND PHYS
351 to 391 INCLUSIVE (OPTIONAL COURSES AND PROJECTS) PLEASE SEE THE SCHOOL'S
UNDERGRADUATE COURSE HANDBOOK.
Curriculum Design: Outline Syllabusback to top
There is no set syllabus, projects vary from year to year and are tailored to suit the individual student(s) and the available research facilities. Lists of available topics are made available well in advance of the time of the project.
Educational Aims: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skillsback to top
Project work gives students the opportunity to carry out research or a detailed investigation into a specific area of experimental physics and requires them to develop and apply analytical and problem-solving skills in a context where there is no pre-determined method. This will involve use of the library, computer, and other resources, working alone or in in small groups, use of experimental equipment in or closely connected to a research group and the presentation and communication of their work, in both written and oral form.
Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skillsback to top
Students will have conducted a substantial project which will have required them to:
- research and write preparatory background reports;
- investigate an area of physics in a systematic way using appropriate experimental techniques;
- to have systematically recorded their work in a notebook;
- and reported their results in written and oral form.
Curriculum Design: Select Bibliographyback to top
Appropriate books will be referred to once the project has been designed.