BSc/MPhys Physics with an Integrated Foundation Year / Course details

Year of entry: 2022

Course unit details:
Further Physics Phys 4

Course unit fact file
Unit code FOUN10082
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 1
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Faculty of Science and Engineering
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

A course which will allow students to develop deeper knowledge and understanding of the topics covered in the other Physics modules
 

Pre/co-requisites

Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
Waves and Particles Phys 3 FOUN10072 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
Matter and Energy Phys 1 FOUN10061 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
World of the Electron Phys 2 FOUN10111 Pre-Requisite Compulsory

Aims

The aim is to allow students to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the topics covered in other Physics modules.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding:

Demonstrate appreciable understanding of topic areas studied.

Use specialist vocabulary widely.
 

Intellectual Skills:

Interpret data in diagrammatic, graphical, numerical, symbolic and verbal form.

Apply knowledge to novel and unfamiliar situations.

Perform relevant calculations with confidence and accuracy.
 

Transferable skills and Personal Qualities:

Import further mathematical knowledge and skills into the study of physics

 

Teaching and learning methods

36 Lectures*: Three (1 hour) sessions per week, weeks 1-12

*Includes lecture and tutorial style material and in-class coursework tests 

 

Practical skills

  • Undertake on-line simulations of experiments in the subject areas studied
  • Change experimental parameters and observe, analyse and discuss the outcomes of such changes
     

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written exam 80%
Written assignment (inc essay) 20%

Feedback methods

  • Marked coursework tests returned (usually the following week).
  • Examination scripts can be viewed by arrangement at a specified date 

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Assessment written exam 2
Seminars 36
Independent study hours
Independent study 62

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
David Howe Unit coordinator

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