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This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


The course gives an introduction to the field of experimental measurements.

Learning outcome

After having completed this course the student should be able to:
- Realise that different types of uncertainties are to be associated with experimental measurements.
- Conduct standard procedures for propagation of errors.
- Apply statistical methods for analysing and presenting experimental data.
- Exercise basic experimental skills with focus on accuracy.
- Write a technical report.

Contents

Linear Algebra, power series, Taylor series, Fourier series, functions of multiple variables. Mathematical software (Maple).
Note that the final exam is given in the same language as the lecture series.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Recommended previous knowledge

FYS100 Physics, MAT100 Mathematical Methods 1

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam and laboratory report1/14 hoursA - FSpecified printed and hand-written means are allowed. Definite, basic calculator allowed.
Course teacher sets final mark.
Written exam (4 hours): 60 %
Lab report: 40 %
Lab report: If a student fails or want to improve the grade, she/he has to do the lab report again the following year.

Coursework requirements

Compulsory hand-ins
In total 8 compulsory laboratory assigments are to be carried out. The seven first have to be approved before access to the exam is given. The eighth assignment counts in addition 40% of the total grade given. The schedule for assignments will be published on Canvas when the semester starts.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Olena Zavorotynska , Helge Bøvik Larsen
Coordinator laboratory exercises
Anna Cecilie Åsland
Course teacher
Olena Zavorotynska

Method of work

Up to 4 hours lectures per week and up to 8 compulsory laboratory-assignments.The last assignment is also evaluated and counts 40% of the final grade. Voluntary exercises. An introduction to the software package "Mathematica" is a part of the laboratory work.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Physics Laboratory (BIT170_1) 5

Open to

Owing to limited capacity only students assigned to the bachelor-program of Physics and Mathematics have access. A limited number of students from other programmes may be given access by application only.

Course assessment

Form and/or discussions

Literature

J.R.Taylor: "An Introduction to Error Analysis". Second edition. University Science Books, 1997, ISBN 0-935702-75-X.


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 18.08.2019