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761115P Laboratory Exercises in Physics 1, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 761115P  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Laboratory Exercises in Physics 1  Abbreviation Laboratory Exer 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeBasic Studies Discipline3251 Physics 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Physics 

Lauri Hautala 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 135 hours of work

Language of instruction 



Spring term, periods 3 and 4

Learning outcomes 

The student can safely make physical measurements, use basic measurement tools, read different scales, handle the data, calculate the error estimations and make a sensible report of the laboratory measurements.


The skill of measuring is important for physicists. This is an introductory course on how to make physical measurements and how to treat the measured data. Laboratory works are made in groups. Laboratory safety is also an essential part of physical measurements. Measurements are made with different instruments. As a result, the most probable value is determined as well as its error. The skills obtained during this course can be applied in the subsequent laboratory courses Laboratory exercises in physics 2 and 3.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

12 hours of lectures, 16 hours of exercises, 107 hours of self-study.

Target group 

Students in physics degree program. Other students studying in University of Oulu can also participate to the course.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

No specific prerequisites.

Recommended optional programme components 

The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

Recommended or required reading 

Study material will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria 

The assessment is performed using exercises to be completed during the course. Further instructions will be given at the beginning of the course.


The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 0-5 where zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Lauri Hautala

Working life cooperation 

The course does not contain working life cooperation.

Other information 

Timetables, further instructions and materials can be found from the course website in Moodle (


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Laboratory Exercises in Physics 1  Course  Lauri Hautala  05.01.21 -09.04.21

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