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First Year Physics Refer to the first year moodle page for information: First Year organisers: - Dr Sue Francis (MR13) - Dr Anne Green (CAPT) Coursework coordinator: - Professor Mohamed Henini (C147) Login to Moodle:

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Year 1 average (%) Year 2 average (%)

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Registers will taken for all lectures and workshops. It is your responsibility to ensure that you sign the register. According to School and University policy, insufficient attendance may result in credits being withheld at the end of the year, which may ultimately mean that your course at this university is terminated. Attendance

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First Year Physics Prizes - Single honours Physics students achieving an average of 60% or over and passing all modules in their first year will have their achievement recognised with the award of a scholarship (which includes a cheque for £200) at the end of the first year of their degree. -Similar scholarships are also awarded to joint honours students, with an award of £100. -A prize of £500 will be awarded to the first year single honours Physics student (or students if a tie) with the highest overall average mark

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If you are a single honours physics student the modules you will take are: From Newton to Einstein (40 credits) (F31CO1) Frontiers in Physics (20 credits) (F31FIP) Quantitative Physics (10 credits) (F31QP1) Computing (10 credits) (F31COM) Introductory Experimental Physics (20 credits) (F31EX1) In addition you will take: Mathematics (20 credits) (HG1MPA) Which Modules do I take ? Refer to the first year moodle page for information:

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Mathematical Physics –From Newton to Einstein F31CO1 –Computing for Physical Science F31COM –Quantitative Physics F31QP1 Physics with European Language –All modules except Frontiers F31FIP Physics and Philosophy/CMP –From Newton to Einstein F31CO1 –Computing for Physical Science F31COM –Mathematics HG1MPA Natural Sciences: –Newton to Einstein F31CO1 Which Modules do I take ?

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From Newton to Einstein (F31CO1) Newton to Einstein Dr Francis Main core physics module taken by all physics students and Natural Science students on this strand. 40 credit module taught by 4 lecturers: Semester 1: Mechanics - Dr Sue Francis (STF) Vibrations and Waves - Professor Amalia Patane (AP) Relativity - Professor Michael Merrifield (MRM) Semester 2: Modern Physics - Professor Michael Merrifield (MRM) Electricity and Magnetism – Professor Alfonso Aragon-Salamanca (AAS) Newton 1 Newton 2

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Newton to Einstein Dr Francis Powerpoint and OHP/blackboard - write notes during the lecture! Bring a calculator to the problem class Lectures follow the core Physics text: Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Knight with Reference to Maths text: Foundation Mathematics for the Physical Sciences by KF Riley and MP Hobson Cambridge University Press [ISBN ] (Blackwells Bookshop: £36.99) Lectures Monday 1 pm, Thursday 1 pm, Friday 11 and 12 pm (all lectures in B1) Semester 1: 12 pm lecture will typically run as a problems class Teaching

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Newton to Einstein Dr Francis Overview of material covered in previous lectures Multi-choice questions using KEEpads Problem sheet and worked examples of problems Problems Class Teaching

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Assessment Newton to Einstein Dr Francis 20 % of module assessment: Coursework set every 2 weeks of two written questions. 80 % of module assessment: Two 2-hour examinations held after Easter Newton 1 paper (STF/AP) and Newton 2 paper (MRM/AAS) Formative assessment of Newton 1 in January

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Frontiers in Physics (F31FIP) Frontiers in Physics Prof Moriaty Frontiers in Physics contains material beyond the core physics of Newton-to-Einstein. It is a taster for many modules in the 2 nd and 3 rd years. 20 credit module taught by 3 lecturers: Professor Philip Moriarty Professor Richard Bowtell Professor Frazer Pearce Dr Meghan Gray

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Lectures Tuesday 1 pm, and Friday 5 pm (Weeks 2/3) Thursday 10 am (Weeks 4 – 12) Masterclass: occasional Thursday 5pm, B1 – these sessions will be advertised in lectures Teaching Broad range of cutting edge science, so no single course textbook. Notes and slides online, expected to explore beyond this material yourselves. Powerpoint and OHP/blackboard - write notes during the lecture! Frontiers in Physics Prof Moriaty

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Assessment 80% of module assessment: 2-hour examination held after Easter, same format as Newton to Einstein 20% of module assessment: Coursework. Set every 2 weeks, interleaved with Newton to Einstein coursework. Includes scientific article to be completed after Christmas. Tutorial questions and material for problems classes Frontiers in Physics Prof Moriaty

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Quantitative Physics Prof Almaini Quantitative Physics is about learning how to solve problems in physics using mathematical methods. 10 credit module taught by 2 lecturers: Quantitative Physics (F31QP1) Prof Omar Almaini Dr Simon Dye

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Lectures One lecture/week on Monday at 10 am in B1 Dr Simon Dye (this term) and Prof Omar Almaini (next term) One workshop/week in Coates A3. Attend one session out of Mondays 2-3:30, 3:30–5 Tuesdays 2-3:30, 3:30–5 Useful textbooks Foundation Mathematics for the Physical Sciences / KF Riley and MP Hobson Foundation Maths / A Croft, and R Davison Practical physics / GL Squires. Teaching Quantitative Physics Prof Almaini

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Assessment 20 % of module assessment: Coursework: - Quantitative Physics questions set every 2 weeks 10 % mid-sessional assessment in January 70 % of module assessment: One 1.5 hour exam held after Easter Quantitative Physics Prof Almaini

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Computing Dr Dunn 10 credit module taught by 2 lecturers: Computing for Physical Sciences (F31COM) This module is about learning to use MATLAB. Dr Janette Dunn Prof Chris Conselice

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Lectures: Dr Janette Dunn Two this term: one next (11 am, B1) + Monday 20/10 (5pm, Pope C14). Workshops: hands-on learning in 1.5 hour workshops in ESLC, C13. Uses printed module notes (also available online) Monday: 2-3:30, 3:30–5 Tuesday: 3:30–5 Computing for Physical Sciences Dr Dunn Teaching MATLAB product family Many Matlab books available, e.g. ‘Getting started with Matlab’, R Pratap ‘Essential Matlab for Scientists and Engineers’, BD Hahn

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Assessment Computing for Physical Sciences Dr Dunn 40 % of module assessment Coursework: Computing questions set every 2 weeks 10 % computing class test in December 50 % computing class test at end of Spring term

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You should already know your University username from your self-registration with the University. For general information on computing facilities, see the Information Services website at Computing facilities Computing for Physical Sciences Dr Dunn

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REMINDER FIRST LECTURE follows this introduction to Year 1 modules Computing for Physical Sciences Dr Dunn

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Coursework Dr Francis COURSEWORK BOOKLET Coursework answers to Newton, Quantitative and Frontiers to be handed in at the Student Support Centre, A floor Foyer, Physics Building by 2 pm on Wednesday hand-in date. Coursework answers to Computing to be submitted electronically through Moodle Physics Year 1 coursework page. SET Hand- out date Hand- in date Single/Joint Physics Mathematic Physics /European Languages CMP/Physics and Philosophy 101 Oct08 OctComputing 208 Oct15 Oct Newton & Quantitative Newton 315 Oct22 Oct Computing & Frontiers Computing 422 Oct29 Oct Newton & Quantitative Newton 529 Oct05 Nov Computing & Frontiers Computing 605 Nov12 Nov Newton & Quantitative Newton 712 Nov19 Nov Computing & Frontiers Computing 819 Nov26 Nov Newton & Quantitative Newton 926 Nov03 DecFrontiers 1003 Dec10 DecNewton 1110 Dec14 JanNewton

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Student specific coursework coversheets - downloaded from Lancet (link to this from Moodle Physics Year 1 coursework page). Please write your name on each sheet of your answers and attach the cover sheet. There is a cover sheet for Newton, Quantitative, Frontiers for each set. Each coursework should be stapled separately and submitted. No cover sheet for Computing - this coursework set is submitted electronically through Moodle. Coursework is returned to you in your tutorial. Coursework Dr Francis

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Coursework submission deadline Anyone who fails to make the Wednesday deadline can submit their scripts late provided that they have an acceptable excuse, but submission will only be allowed up until 12 noon on the Friday of the week of submission. Coursework received after this time will receive a zero mark Late submission of all paper coursework submissions (Newton, Quantitative and Frontiers) must be to the coursework coordinator – Prof Henini (Room C147) not your tutor. Late submission of Computing coursework must be to Dr Dunn If, due to illness or other personal circumstance, you are still unable to complete the coursework by 12 noon on Friday, you will need to use the school's extenuating circumstances procedure. As soon as you are well, collect an Extenuating Circumstances Form (ECF) from the Student Support Office, arrange to meet your Tutor for guidance on completing the ECF and hand it back to the Student Support Office. Dr Francis

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Assessment Newton to Einstein Dr Francis Knight Mathematics (HG1MPA) 20 credit module taught by 2 lecturers: Semester 1 Dr Thomas Sotiriou Semester 2 Dr George Jaroszkiewicz (Convenor) Mathematics Dr Sotiriou/ DrJaroszkiewicz

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Basic Arithmetic and Algebra Complex numbers Basic Differentiation Basic Integration Basic Geometry Determinants and Matrices Differential Equations Assessment Newton to Einstein Dr Francis Knight Mathematics (HG1MPA) Mathematics Dr Sotiriou/ DrJaroszkiewicz

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Powerpoint/pdf slides – notes will be distributed but also write notes/annotate handouts during the lecture! Weekly alternating Examples classes and Problems classes Lectures Mon 11 am POPE C14, Thurs 11 am COATES C29, and Fri 10 am COATES C24 (Workshop) Teaching and Assessment Foundation Mathematics for the Physical Sciences by KF Riley and MP Hobson Cambridge University Press [ISBN ] (Available at Blackwells Bookshop £ 36.99) Mathematics Dr Sotiriou/ DrJaroszkiewicz

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Assessment 20 % of module assessment: Coursework – 4 sets. 70 % of module assessment: one 2-hour examination held after Easter. 10 % mid-sessional assessment in January Mathematics Dr Sotiriou/ DrJaroszkiewicz

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LATER TODAY: – am, B1: Introduction to MATLAB pm, B1: Introduction to First Year Lab 3.30 – 5 pm: Welcome Event – Come to the Foyer 5 – 6 pm, B1: Masterclass followed by refreshments. TOMORROW: :00 pm, B1: Academic development and the Tutorial System EVENTS FOR THIS WEEK

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