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Laboratory Work A (PHYC30014)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codePHYC30014
Semester 1
Semester 2
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The two subjects PHYC30014 Laboratory Work A and PHYC30015 Laboratory Work B are offered sequentially. In both subjects laboratory work draws from a common pool of experiments. Practical experience is available in the following laboratories: nuclear physics, particle physics, diffraction, electronics, atomic physics, optical physics and astronomy. Mechanical workshop experience is also available. In some laboratories individual projects can be selected. PHYC30015 Laboratory Work B offers the possible extension to research project work.

Intended learning outcomes

To challenge students to expand their knowledge of fundamental physics principles and develop their capacity to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of a wide variety of advanced experimental and data analysis techniques;
  • acquire, analyse and interpret experimental data; and
  • write and evaluate scientific and technical reports.

Generic skills

A student who completes this subject should be able to:

  • acquire and interpret experimental data and design experimental investigations
  • participate as an effective member of a laboratory group.
  • think independently and analytically, and direct his or her own learning
  • manage time effectively in order to submit assessable work when required.

Last updated: 11 January 2018