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761120P Laboratory Exercises in Physics 2, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 761120P  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Laboratory Exercises in Physics 2  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 / 133 hours of work

Language of instruction 



1. spring - 3. autumn

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, the student can rather independently work with the most important measuring instruments used in physics and has experience in planning and conducting different measurements. The student is also able to critically assess her/his own results and report them to a group of peers.


The laboratory exercises (0,5 ECTS per exercise) train the student in applying measurements to research into different physical phenomena. The exercises include practising how to plan the measurements, learning how to use the measuring instruments, processing and assessing the results, and drawing up scientific reports. Some of the exercises can be chosen according to the student´s own interest.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Per one exercise, 4 h of measurements in the laboratory and 5-9 h of preparation and drawing up a report independently.

Target group 

No specific target qroup

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Recommended: 761121P/761115P Laboratory exercises in physics 1.

Recommended optional programme components 

Each exercise is closely related to a basic or intermediate course in physics, because the phenomena connected to the measurements and their theory are discussed in the lectures for the courses.

Recommended or required reading 

The exercise work instructions and guidelines for the work report, which can be found on the website of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Adequate familiarization with the phenomenon under scrutiny and the measurements before the exercise (oral or written questions), successfully completing the guided measurements, reporting on the exercise (the work report will be graded).


Numerical grading scale 0 – 5, where 0 = fail

Person responsible 

Lauri Hautala

Working life cooperation 

No work placement period

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