Physics Laboratory 2

School of Physics and Astronomy

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences


Code 00943

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 10

Semester 1

Module description

Students spend 6 hours per week in the Year 2 Laboratory during semester 1. One purpose of the lab is to allow students to investigate a variety of physical phenomena relevant to the second year module, and to understand their applications. In some cases, the lab experiments investigate material already presented in lectures; in other cases, the physics is introduced first in the lab. A second purpose of the lab is to introduce students to a range of techniques in experimental physics, and to develop experimental skills that will be helpful in future work, for example the Year 2 project.