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Experiments and Models – Linear Response: Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter.
|Master programme in||
Physics and Scientific Modelling
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Studieleder for Fysik (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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The course in Experiments and Models is intended to train the student’s skills to conduct experiments, treat data and construct models for physical systems. The students will acquire exemplary knowledge on the interplay between theory, models and experiments and learn to bring them into play in a concrete context.
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The thematic focus in this course is on experimental methods and models of dynamics and structure of materials, particularly liquids and soft matter.
|Course material and Reading list||
Fundamentals of Condensed Matter and Chrystalline Physics - by David L. Sidebottom, Cambridge University Press
The course material will be a mixture of notes, lab-instructions and textbook material. The pensum will be specified on the moodle-page of the course.
|Overall plan and expected work effort||
The expected work effort of the students is approximately 270 hours. The hours are distributed between different activities. The times indicated here are estimates.
|Evaluation and feedback||
The course includes formative evaluation based on dialogue between the students and the teacher(s).
Students are expected to provide constructive critique, feedback and viewpoints during the course if it is needed for the course to have better quality. Every other year at the end of the course, there will also be an evaluation through a questionnaire in SurveyXact. The Study Board will handle all evaluations along with any comments from the course responsible teacher.
Furthermore, students can, in accordance with RUCs ‘feel free to state your views’ strategy through their representatives at the study board, send evaluations, comments or insights form the course to the study board during or after the course.
The first part of the course focuses on dynamical properties of materials. A key part of the course is Electric circuit analogies used as a tool to visualize and model simple linear differential equations describing fundamental properties of materials. This part of the course includes two experiments which are performed by all students (in small groups) and
The second part of the course deals with structure of materials and basic scattering theory.
In the third part of the course students perform a larger experiment in small groups. The experiment will be within the field of structure and dynamics of amorphous and soft matter.
Details of the plan will be on the course Moodle-page.
|Overall learning outcomes||
After completing the course the students will be able to
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Individual oral exam based on a portfolio.
The character limit of the portfolio is 1,200-120,000 characters, including spaces. Examples of written products are exercise responses, talking points for presentations, written feedback, reflections, written assignments. The preparation of the products may be subject to time limits.
The character limits include the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.
Time allowed for exam including time used for assessment: 30 minutes.
The assessment is an assessment of the oral examination. The written product(s) is not part of the assessment.
Permitted support and preparation materials for the oral exam: All.
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Moderation: Internal co-assessor
|Form of Re-examination||
Samme som ordinær eksamen / same form as ordinary exam
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|Examination and assessment criteria||
The exam starts with a short presentation by the student on a selected experiment and is followed by questions and discussions which may cover all parts of the curriculum.
The student will be evaluated on their ability to