Physics Laboratory 3

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode WBPH051-05
Vaknaam Physics Laboratory 3
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Physics Laboratory 3
Leerdoelen Students will have the research skills required to conduct experiments not too large in scale and complexity. They will be able to carry out the scientific research cycle for such experiments. More specifically, students are able to:
• define a scientific question/hypothesis
• design and conduct a literature study
• analyse possible experimental design
• set up experimental design
• take measurements, keep a journal
• analyse, interpret and reflect on measurements
• provide sound conclusions based on and justified by obtained results
• report in writing (report, scientific article)
Omschrijving The second-year research practical constitutes the transition from the strictly pre-programmed experiment to the real research phase.
Students will gain experience in designing and conducting several experiments, differing in applicable methods and techniques. Crucial in the design is that the experimental methods and techniques introduced to them are important in the current research environment.
Students will work in pairs. In the Physics Laboratory 3 course they will choose 2 experiments from a pool of experiments (in the Physics Laboratory 4 course they will choose 3 more experiments from the same pool). The choice of experiments is in consultation with the coordinating lecturer to ensure breadth and depth. Two of the total of 5 experiments (Physics Laboratory 3 and 4 courses) should be appropriate to the students' chosen track. Each experiment will require just over a week's work, including preparation and reporting. The experiments are not really open-ended; however, there will be options for personal input and variation. The test setup will not be fully ready, but the required resources will be available. A high level of independence and initiative will be expected when setting up, journal recording and conducting the experiments. While performing the experiment, the assistant is only available on call.
A written report will be produced and assessed for the first of the two experiments. A brief scientific article (maximum of 3 printed pages) will be produced and assessed for the second experiment (instead of a normal report).
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC)
Toetsvorm Verslag (R)
(Plus critical opposition to presentations. The marks for the two written reports each count for 1/3 of the final mark, the mark for the presentation counts for 2/9 and the mark for the opposition counts for 1/9 of the final mark. The final mark has to be 6.0 or higher (at least 5.0 for each experiment/presentation/opposition).)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. A.K. Biegun
Docent(en) dr. A.K. Biegun
Entreevoorwaarden Physics Laboratory 1 and Physics Laboratory 2
Opmerkingen Physics Laboratory 3 is followed seamlessly by Physics Laboratory 4. The pool of experiments (for Physics Laboratory 3 and 4) contains four categories and from each category at least one experiment has to be chosen during the combination of the courses Physics Laboratory 3 and 4 (performing both the Annihilation and the Compton experiment is not allowed).

This course was registered last year with course code NANP3-11
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