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Institute Wide Undergraduate Forms and Documents

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Change of Registration Form
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Special Circumstances Advice
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Mathematics Undergraduate Forms and Documents

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Coursework Deadline Extension Form and Policy
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Change of Registration Form
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Assignment cover sheet
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Special Circumstances Advice
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SSCC Documents and Minutes
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Physics Undergraduate Forms and Documents

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Coursework Deadline Extension Request Form
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Change of Registration Form
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Assignment cover sheet
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Special Circumstances Advice
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SSCC Minutes
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SSCC Constitution
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Computer Science Undergraduate Forms and Documents

Forms and Documents

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Supplementary Rubrics - 2015 - Year Specific

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Rubric MSc English PDF Download

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Laboratory Documents

Laboratory Safety

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Laboratory safety regulations
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Safety in Undergraduate Laboratories

Universities have a legal duty to provide such supervision as is necessary to ensure the health and safety of .... undergraduate students. (CVCP Note of Guidance N/89/166). This is the policy of IMAPS, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. This document summarizes the safety regulations for students undertaking practical or project work in IMAPS. The responsibility for safety is shared by all staff and students working in undergraduate laboratories. These laboratories must be operated in a manner that is consistent with the safety procedures of the Institute. Students attend laboratories to carry out standard laboratory experiment modules, which are normally supervised as a class by one or more staff member, or individual projects, supervised by a specific named member of staff. In this document, the term supervisor applies to both situations

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General Information

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Keeping a laboratory diary
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Guidelines for keeping a laboratory diary

It is very important in experimental work to keep a daily record of the work being performed. No matter how confident you may feel at the time, human memory is too fallible and every piece of information or idea should be entered in writing in a laboratory diary.

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Writing a laboratory report
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Formal Reports

From time to time in laboratory modules, you will be expected to produce a formal report on selected experiments carried out in the laboratory. This report is the method by which you communicate your experimental work and its results and interpretation to the outside world. Its importance cannot therefore be overestimated. The aim of the report is to convey to the reader as clearly, concisely and convincingly as possible the description of the work of the experimenter. The most important single point in report writing is clarity. It is possible to distinguish two types of report. Usually, in physics, you will be writing a scientific report on an experiment which illustrates some physical principal. However, it sometimes happens that you might be involved in a project which designs and constructs some form of instrument. In this case, you will write a design report. Both types of report have common elements. Common elements will be in black script. Specialist elements will be in green for scientific reports and blue for design reports.

An example laboratory report
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Writing a project dissertation
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Writing a project dissertation

The dissertation is a critical review of the literature that addresses the major question, or series of question, relevant to your research topic. It is important that it conveys the current state of knowledge on the topic to the reader as clearly, concisely and convincingly as possible. You are strongly encouraged to work independently on your review, but the occasional guidance from your supervisor can often quickly put you on the correct track.

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Planning oral presentations
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General Assessment Information

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Assignment cover sheet
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The formulae and constants exam booklet

This booklet is a duplicate of that for use during University examinations. It is not for examination purposes, and should not be taken into examinations. A version of this booklet will be provided in examinations where appropriate.

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Computing Notes

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Fortran 90 notes
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Resources

While this document is self-contained, those interested in a Fortran 90 textbook should consult:

  • T.M. Ellis, I.R. Philips and T.M. Lahey, Fortran 90 Programming, Addison-Wesley.

There are copies in the library, although it is a text well worth purchasing if you envisage using Fortran90 a lot in the future (e.g., for a numerical project or a fairly computational PhD).

In addition, you may want to download a Fortran 90 compiler for your own computer/laptop. Free and commercial Fortran compilers for windows and Linux can be found at the following websites

The F compiler is a cutdown version that should work fine, G95 is an open-source Fortran 95 compiler that should be okay as well. Fortran 95 compilers are backwards compatible with Fortran 90.

Note, if you do download a compiler and write course material on your own computer, you should also test them on the course server - particularly programs that are to be assessed.

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PH36010 Numerical Methods Worksheet 1

Using the PGPLOT libraries

The aim of this worksheet is learn how to incorporate external libraries into our Fortran 90 programs. The particular library that we will consider is the PGPLOT library which adds two-dimensional graph plotting capability to Fortran.

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MathCAD 8 notes
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Introduction to the use of MathCAD 8

1. What is MathCAD?

MathCAD is a special programming language that makes it really easy to solve mathematical equations. They can be typed in just as they are written on paper, and the solutions displayed as a graph with very little fuss. Files containing scripts to solve a particular problem can be stored on disk. MathCAD is ideally suited to mathematical modelling - trying out various equations and seeing what the results look like.

MathCAD version 8 is available on the computers in the Physics laboratories and over the College network via START: courseware: physics.

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Easyplot notes
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Easyplot in a Nutshell

Introduction

Easyplot allows you to do 2-D, 3-D, polar and multiple graphs and contour plots. You can also fit curves to your data or plot mathematical expressions. Easyplot is available on all the Physics Department computers and to Physics students across the campus via the Physics Department software. It is fast and easy to use, and generates publication-quality graphs.

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Useful UNIX Commands
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Postgraduate Forms and Documents

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The Postgraduate Handbook
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Preface

This handbook is intended for all students studying research postgraduate courses in the Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science (IMPACS), which consists of the Departments of Mathematics, of Physics and of Computer Science (DCS). It has been prepared to help you understand how the departments are organised within IMPACS and, in accordance with the requirements of the University, to bring relevant rules and regulations to your attention.

Note that this material is in addition to:

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Continued Library Access Form
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For use by taught graduate students who are resubmitting and research students at the end of their period of registration.

Automatic access to IS facilities ends for research students in their writing up period and for taught postgradute students who must submit.

Access can be restored on payment of the appropriate fee and the signing of this registration form.

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Council Tax Exemption: PhD Students Writing up a Thesis Form
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From October 2013, PhD students who are writing up their thesis are not registered as full time students. They are no longer required to be resident in Aberystwyth or to study on a full-time basis and many will go into full-time employment while completing their thesis. The University does not, therefore, provide automatic excemtion from Council Tax to full-time PhD students after their registration period ends. Instead, they will be liable to pay Council Tax depending on the amount of time they spend on their thesis.

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Postgraduate Interview Travel Expenses Claim Form
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The University is prepared to make a contribution to the travelling costs of bona fide applicants for postgraduate study who visit our University for an interview (excluding current AU students).

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Extension of Research Degree Time Limit Form
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Please refer to the guidelines for extensions of higher degree time limits when completing this form. A full and reasoned case supported by appropriate medical or other independent evidence must be made by the department for consideration by the head of the graduate school. A statement showing progress in the thesis and a schedule of the work required to complete the thesis within the proposed extension must accompany the form.

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Claim for Travelling and Subsistence Expenses Form
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Clicking on the link may result in this text being displayed:

"To view the full contents of this document, you need a later version of the PDF viewer. You can upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Reader from www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html"

If this happens click on 'Open with Different Viewer' button top right of your browser, then choose the default Open With.  Fill in the form and then send it to the printer, you will not be able to save it!

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Intention to Submit Form Research Theses (MPHIL, LLM RES AND PHD)
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ALL RESEARCH STUDENTS SUBMITTING OR RE-SUBMITTING THEIR THESIS MUST COMPLETE THIS FORM

The intention to submit form should be completed and returned to the Academic Quality and Records Office up to 3 months and at least 1 month before the thesis is submitted.

Students and departments should be aware that completing the form less than one month prior to sending the thesis to the Academic Quality and Records Office or with missing or incomplete information may result in a delay in dispatching the thesis to the examiners.

Submission Documents:

Submission documents outlining the procedures and containing the required forms for submission with the thesis are available online at: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/student/pg-issues/research/

* Submission forms must also be completed in the instance of a resubmitted thesis.

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Travel Grant Application Form
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Electronic Thesis Declaration Form
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Research Student Supervision Form
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IMPACS Thesis Receipt Form
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Graduate School Forms and Handbooks
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Health Questionnaires

These are the Health Questionnaires and assessments on returning to study after a temporary withdrawal

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