Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Practical laboratory classes.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 x four hour laboratory classes per week for six weeks during the semester |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
CoordinatorDr Roger Rassool
The two subjects 640-393 Laboratory Work A and 640-394 Laboratory Work B are offered sequentially. In both subjects laboratory work draws from a common pool of experiments. Practical experience is available in the following laboratories: nuclear physics, particle physics, diffraction, electronics, atomic physics, optical physics and astronomy. Mechanical workshop experience is also available. In some laboratories individual projects can be selected. 640-394 Laboratory Work B offers the possible extension to research project work.
|Objectives:||To challenge students to expand their knowledge of fundamental physics principles and develop their capacity to: |
Ongoing assessment of laboratory work during the semester, consisting of laboratory participation (28%), record keeping (57%) and written reports (15%) up to a total equivalent to 9000 words.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
A student who completes this subject should be able to:
This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course.
The standard laboratory sequence taken by most students specialising in physics and wishing to proceed to honours or MSc level studies in physics totals 25 points. This is usually achieved by completing 640-393 Laboratory Work A and 640-394 Laboratory Work B.
Bachelor of Science |
Chemical Physics |
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