To complete the course with the grade 3, the student must complete 1) the electronic quizzes, 2) the handins, and 3) a written report and oral presentation for the project. For a higher grade (4 or 5), the student must also pass an oral exam.
1. Electronic quizzes
Simple, concept-oriented questions are given every week on the web site elearning.eit.lth.se/moodle. You log in using your STIL or LUCAT identity. Contact Daniel if you experience difficulties.
Two handins will be distributed, one at the end of week 1 and one in week 3. They should be completed within a week.
Different feedback will be given to the different handins. For handin 1, a model solution will be provided together with short comments on style, and for handin 2 more in-depth comments will be given on the individual solutions.
The main examination of the course is through a project, where you analyze an advanced wave propagation problem with methods taught in the course.
The projects have been distributed as follows.
|1 Design of radom||Amanda Jalgén and Hampus Månefjord||Jonathan Astermark|
|2 Salt water penetration in concrete floor||Björn Bring||Amanda Jalgén and Hampus Månefjord|
|3 Stop band in periodic materials||Ali Nowzari||Björn Bring|
|4 Beams - higher order modes||Johan Holmstedt||Ali Nowzari|
|5 Propagation of whistlers||Matilda Nyman||Johan Holmstedt|
|7 Material measurements||Jonathan Astermark||Matilda Nyman|
The project presentations are on Monday October 17, 13-17, in E:2517 Tuesday October 18, 15-17, in E:2349. Other deadlines are (note you do not have to wait to the last minute, you may finish the task before deadline):
- Thursday Oct 6: Submit a short abstract describing how you interpret the project, and your strategy to do it. Do this in the moodle system.
- Thursday Oct 13 Friday Oct 14: Send your draft report to the group appointed as reviewers.
- Monday Oct 17 Tuesday Oct 18: Send your comments to the group whose report you have reviewed (preferably by giving them an annotated copy at the presentation). Focus on constructive comments: what is good (and why), what can be made better (and how).
- Wednesday Oct 19: After revising the report according to comments from your reviewers and at the presentation, submit your final report in the moodle system.
Your presentation should be around 10 minutes, followed by around 5 minutes of questions. You will be given feedback forms, in which you can give your fellow students constructive comments on their presentation. Create a presentation in pdf-format using LaTeX, OpenOffice/LibreOffice, or Powerpoint. A LaTeX template using beamer can be downloaded here, and a PowerPoint template (which works also in OpenOffice/LibreOffice) can be downloaded from the Lund University web site here.
Some points to consider for your presentation:
- State the problem clearly, the others who are listening have not seen much of it. Give some examples of applications.
- Explain your method of solution, important approximations. Do not rely too much on equations, use words and figures as well.
- Present and discuss your results. Make suitable graphs, and explain clearly what is plotted.
- About 8 slides in total should be enough.
Remember to use large enough fonts so that people in the audience have a fair chance of seeing. This applies also to the graphs.
4. Oral exam
If you want a higher grade (4 or 5), an oral exam is offered. During this you will be asked questions that require you to connect different concepts and themes of the course, where the focus is not detailed formulas but rather how to apply and interpret what you learned in the course. Typically, I will show slides from the lectures or projects and ask you to explain how different wave propagation concepts can be used in that situation. The aim is for around 20-30 minutes.