PHYS4020 Frontiers in Experimental Physics

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Physics [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Content
This unit builds on a solid foundation of experimental physics established in an undergraduate Physics major. The unit comprises lecture modules, drawn from a selection of elective modules and experimental projects, including (1) Experimental techniques and noise analysis; (2) Experimental data analysis and simulation; (3) low temperature techniques (4) Experimental astro-instrumentation & gravitational waves instrumentation.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) apply experimental measurement methods and techniques in different physics disciplines; (2) communicate the importance of noise analysis, error analysis and calibration in evaluate experimental results; (3) use computational methods to analyse experimental data; and (4) design experiments using computer models or simulations.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments; (2) oral presentation; and (3) final report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Li Ju
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
completion of the core and complementary units for the Physics major
or
equivalent.
Contact hours
lectures: 2 x 45 minutes per week; practical classes: 2 x 45 minutes per week.
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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