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PTU33TP1 Practical in Theoretical Physics 

                                                                                                                    
Michaelmas Term, Hilary Term – 10 credits (J Donegan, JMD Coey, M. Möbius)

Part I: Practical laboratory – 10 experimental laboratory sessions (of 4 hours duration) and 4 computational laboratory sessions (of 4 hours duration). Problems in computational physics are solved in the computational laboratory.
Part II: Communication Skills – 18 lectures/workshops
Part III: School Seminars – 8 seminars

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

Syllabus

Part I: Practical laboratory – 10 experimental laboratory sessions (of 4 hours duration) and 4 computational laboratory sessions (of 4 hours duration).

Part II: Communication Skills – 18 lectures/workshops Effective communication of scientific results and ideas as written reports and oral presentations. The structure of a scientific article. The role of graphics and diagrams. Style and vocabulary. Addressing an audience. Use of slides and overheads. Class members will give a short seminar to the entire JS lab group and write an essay on topical issues in physics.

Part III: School Seminars – 8 Seminars

Assessment

Weighting

Assessment – Laboratory practical work

80%

Assessment – Careers workshop and seminars 

20%