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Undergraduate course

Basic Measurement Science and Experimental Physics

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codePHYS114
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
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Objectives and Content


The course aims to provide an introduction to modern measurement technology and PC based data acquisition, general use of measurement instruments, calculation of measurement uncertainty as well as analysis of measurement data. Furthermore, the course provides an understanding of how standard measurement principles can be applied within different parts of physics.


The course covers topics such as the calculation of measurement uncertainty, measurement of electrical signals and components, PC-based data acquisition, calculation of the gravitational constant, mechanical and electrical oscillations, heat capacity for gases and radioactivity.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The student

  • has knowledge of standard measurement instruments.
  • has knowledge of how to estimate measurement uncertainty.


The student

  • can assemble simple experimental setups, including electrical circuits, and use standard measurement instruments.
  • can make use of a programming tool for PC-based data acquisition and present measurement data electronically.

General competence

The student

  • can write a lab report based on a set of formal requirements.
  • can plan and conduct experimental work inn a group work setting.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Contact Information

This course is administered by the Department of Physics and Technology.

Contact studie.fysikk@uib.no

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Multiple choice and oral

    Withdrawal deadline
    • Exam part: Multiple choice

      31.10.2023, 09:00
      1 hours
      Examination system
      Digital exam
    • Exam part: Oral exam

      31.10.2023, 12:00
      2 hours