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PH40083: Advanced problem solving

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Physics
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 50%)
  • Coursework (CW 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take PH40081 OR take PH40082
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
In this unit students solve a wide variety of problems from the real world by calling on knowledge from areas which are generally taught separately in the Physics curriculum. The unit aims to develop analytical problem solving skills and a deeper level of overall understanding.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit the student should be able to:
* confidently apply knowledge of Mechanics, Vibrations and Waves, Thermal Physics, Electromagnetism, Quantum Theory and Mathematics to solve "real world" problems;
* apply systematic methods and logical reasoning to general problem solving;
* make and justify models and approximations in calculations.

Skills:
Written Communication T/F A, Numeracy T/F A, Information Technology T/F A, Problem Solving T/F A, Working as part of a group T/F A.

Content:
Problems with a wide range of content (covering the core of undergraduate Physics) and styles (qualitative, quantitative, mathematical, Fermi problems, etc.).
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PH40083 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Physics
  • USPH-AFM02 : MPhys(Hons) Physics (Year 4)
  • USPH-AFM04 : MPhys(Hons) Physics with Research placement (Year 4)
  • USPH-AAM03 : MPhys(Hons) Physics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USPH-AKM03 : MPhys(Hons) Physics with Professional Placement (Year 5)
  • USPH-AKM04 : MPhys(Hons) Physics with Professional and Research Placements (Year 5)
  • USPH-AFM10 : MPhys(Hons) Physics with Astrophysics (Year 4)
  • USPH-AFM11 : MPhys(Hons) Physics with Astrophysics with Research placement (Year 4)
  • USPH-AAM10 : MPhys(Hons) Physics with Astrophysics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USPH-AKM10 : MPhys(Hons) Physics with Astrophysics with Professional Placement (Year 5)
  • USPH-AKM11 : MPhys(Hons) Physics with Astrophysics with Professional and Research Placements (Year 5)

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