This module, as the whole course, aims to bring students to a level of knowledge of measurement methodologies that enable them to manage with autonomy simple laboratory experiments for the determination of mechanical quantities and calorimetry. Also aims to provide students with a basic knowledge of the theory of errors with elements of probability theory and stochastic variables.
At the end of the module the student will be able to:
Knowledge and understanding
To know the basic concepts of uncertainty, error, measurement, the normal distribution and its use. To understand the difference between frequency and probability and how to predict the probability of an event. To know the basi physical principle necessary to carry on an experiment.
Applying knowledge and understanding:
To carry on simple quantitative experiments in physics; to be able to use the basic laboratory instrumentation; to be able to perform simple statistical data processing; to be able to use the main computer tools for the data analysis.
To evaluate and process the statistical and systematic errors; to evaluate the data quality according their uncertainty; to discriminate outliers; to interpret the differences between expected and obtained results.
To write synthetic and complete laboratory reports; to communicate with partners in order to plan experiment and share knowledge, to correctly expose graphical and numerical data using a formally correct language.
To integrate data and information coming from different sources; to plan improvements for their experiments; to test their theoretical knowledge according the experimental results.