PHYS381-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Advanced Experimental Physics and Astronomy

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

Description

Execution and write-up of selected laboratory experiments.

Pre-requisites

(1) PHYS285; (2) 30 points from PHYS201-206 including either PHYS202 or
PHYS205); (3) MATH103 or
EMTH119 or
MATH201. RP: MATH201

Restrictions

Equivalent Courses

Recommended Preparation

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 313 Physics Lab 13 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Monday 13:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 010 Computer Lab 13 Jul - 2 Aug
Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 313 Physics Lab 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 001 Computer Lab 13 Jul - 26 Jul
03 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 010 Computer Lab 27 Jul - 2 Aug
Presentation A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Beatrice Tinsley 105 3 Aug - 9 Aug
Presentation B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 101 3 Aug - 9 Aug
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 16:00 Beatrice Tinsley 111
17 Aug - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 20 Sep
Tutorial B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 Beatrice Tinsley 111 7 Sep - 20 Sep

Lecturer

Adrian McDonald

Assessment

The course is marked out of 120 (assessment breakdown above is as %), which you can think of as 10 marks per week for 12 weeks.  

65 marks for submitted reports and subsidiary files for experiments as listed in the Choice of Experiments section of the course outline.

15 marks for oral presentation of a project you have undertaken, in the middle of Term 4.

40 marks for a formal report in the style of a scientific paper on the project.  This is due at the end of Term 4.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $900.00

International fee $4,250.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences on the department and colleges page.

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