Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Mathematics & Physics School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Delivery mode

Internal

Class contact

1 Lecture hour, 5 Practical or Laboratory hours

Prerequisite

Minimum #4 from units of PHYS2020, PHYS2041, PHYS2055, PHYS2810

Assessment methods

Tutorial exercise, reports.

Course coordinator

Dr Taras Plakhotnik (taras@physics.uq.edu.au)

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

The lecture component of this course deals with the design of instruments and experiments and includes an exercise in designing an instrument to solve a particular problem. The laboratory component develops several important experimental techniques with a range of classical and modern experiments. In the laboratory students will: gain experience in advanced laboratory physics by carrying out a variety of experiments including an open-ended project style experiment; learn special techniques of experimental physics, including analogue feedback control; and further develop skills in writing scientific reports and maintaining laboratory notebooks.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile