Physics laboratory works (3 cr)
16.07.2021 - 29.08.2021
16.08.2021 - 19.12.2021
- Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering
- Jouni Björkman
Upon completion of the course, student will
- be able to use the common tools and methods used in the research of technology
- be able to identify restrictions of the basic experimental research tools
- become familiar with the experimental data acquisition and are able to make controlled measurements
- be able to process results and to evaluate measurement methods and reliability of the results
- be able to analyze results with computer-assisted mathematical tools
- be able to form a scientific report based on the received measurements and their analysis by using a word processing program
- be able to build the relationship between theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge of physics
- be able to evaluate his/her skills and apply his/her expertise in the subsequent advanced studies and real problems at work
Laboratory experiments from different areas of physics and engieering.
Guidelines for laboratory assignments
Laboratory assignments and reports
To be announced in the beginning of laboratory works
Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)
Satisfactory (1 ... 2): The student is able to make basic measurements in accordance with working instructions and work safely in the laboratory. The student is able to deal with measurement results and to present the results graphically using computer-aided tools. The student is able to assess the reliability of the measurements according to instructions. The student is able to present a short technical report of the results of the measurements.
Assessment criteria, good (3)
Good (3 ... 4): The student is able to make different types of measurements in accordance with work instructions and work independently in the laboratory. The student is able to deal with the measurement results, and present the results graphically using computer-aided tools. The student is able to assess the reliability of measurements using different types of error estimation methods. The student is able to present the results in a logical and clear technical report.
Assessment criteria, excellent (5)
Excellent (5): The student works independently in the laboratory, and is able to make measurements based on instructions and develop the measurement methods. The student is able to evaluate the results using a wide range of computer-assisted tools, make reliable error estimates and draw conclusions from the results and error estimates. The student is able to present the results and conclusions in a logical and clear technical report.
Assessment methods and criteria
Reports and exam
Mechanics and Electrical and thermal physics or similar knowledge and skills