Home Contact Links Jobs
Introduction Admissions Programs People Research Community Outreach News & Seminars
UG Programs
BSc in Physics & Minor Programs
Overseas Exchange Programs
Internship Program
Scholarships & Awards
PG Programs
PHYS 4151 - Experimental Physics : An Experiential Approach
Course last offered 
Spring 2017/18
TAM Wing Yim
No. of credits

Teaching Pattern
  • Duration of course: about 13 weeks
  • Tutorial hour(s) / laboratory hour(s) per week: 1 / 6
  • This course encourages self-initiation and practicing experiential learning through hands-on experience. Students are expected to develop a study and fabrication plan at the start of the course. Under the supervision of the course instructor, students will design, build or fabricate the needed parts and assemble the parts to produce functional prototypes or units to demonstrate the proposed physical laws in the areas related to physics, e.g. mechanics, electronics, waves (optics or sound), electromagnetism, or model physics. By the end of the course, students are required to write a final report for the project and perform an oral presentation. The project may be extended for a second term for extra credits subject to satisfactory performance and project report. Students may also repeat the course for credits if different topics are taken. For PHYS students with instructor's approval only.
  • Prerequisite(s) : PHYS 1113 AND PHYS 1115