a. is able to set up and to conduct a scientific experimental research in a systematic manner and document that research in a (pre)structured log book.
b. is able to make an error analysis on the experiments performed and is able to program simple algorithms and to process measurement results using Matlab.
In the practical experiments issues are introduced such as formulating hypotheses, translate a problem into measurable variables, carefully planning an experiment, etc., In conducting the experiments, a number of technical methods and experimental skills are taught. In many of the experiments the computer is used for data processing and analysis. By documenting the work in a structured log book, a systematic research approach is developed. Further topics are error analysis, basic programming skills and processing experimental results using Matlab software .