PHY340 - Problem Solving and Advanced Skills in Physics

Dr Susan Cartwright (Sem 1)

Phone: 0114 22 24572
Room: D22

email: s.cartwright@sheffield.ac.uk

Dr Chris Booth (Sem 2)

Phone: 0114 22 23541
Room: D24

email: c.booth@sheffield.ac.uk

StudyModule Summary

This course seeks to provide insight and support to the third year physics programme as a whole. Lectures and tutorials will build upon previous skills developed involving data analysis and errors, information retrieval and scientific writing and team work. Problem classes are directed to impart a broad, coherent and critical grasp of the fundamentals of physics. Students are encouraged to attempt unfamiliar problems, extract the essentials, and so obtain quick, rough but sound solutions. The module involves group work and is assessed by means of written reports and examinations. The latter are designed to test basic concepts of Physics and the ability to apply them to unrehearsed situations.

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