Module Overview

Physics Laboratory Stage II

This module covers laboratory skills.

Module Code

PHYS 2002

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

A range of experiments will available during this module.


In general, students will have to demonstrate an acceptable level of ability in the following core competencies;

  1. CRO Measure amplitude, period and frequency. Adjust triggering level and channel
  2. DMM  Use DMM to correctly measure voltage, current and frequency
  3. Circuit construction.  Construct circuits using resistors, capacitors, diodes and transistors using protoboards.
  4. Data recording.  Keep a lab diary with accurately recorded data
  5. Analysis.  Plot linear and log graphs and determine slope and intercept. Determine uncertainties on slope and intercept. Correctly record and propagate uncertainties
  6. Report writing.  Produce a professional report on selected experiments

Problem solving, self-directed learning, small group teaching and peer instruction.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100