This class is the laboratory component that complements PHY251 - Modern Physics taught by Prof. Tzu-Chieh Wei. The professor administering the laboratory component of the course is Prof. Matt Dawber, though you will spend most of your time in the lab interacting with your TAs:
You will complete a series of a laboratory experiments and will be assessed on the basis of formal lab reports you submit after the labs. Guidelines for what should be in a lab report can be found in this example. For most of the labs the report will be due one week after you have completed the lab. The only exceptions are for the “Measurement of e/m lab” and the “Scattering Angles” labs for which you have two weeks to complete your reports to allow you to study for the midterms in PHY251. Please note that the Thursday class will actually do each lab before the Monday classes do it. The schedule of labs is below.
|Week||Monday Labs||Thursday Lab|
|1||1/23: No Lab||1/26: Introduction to PHY252 and data analysis|
|2||1/30: Introduction to PHY252 and data analysis||2/2: Analysis and Plotting Tutorial|
|3||2/6: Analysis and Plotting Tutorial||2/9: Michelson Interferometer|
|4||2/13: Michelson Interferometer||2/16: Photoelectric Effect|
|5||2/20: Photoelectric Effect||2/23 : Measurement of e/m for electrons|
|6||2/27: Measurement of e/m for electrons||3/2: No Lab|
|7||3/6: No Lab||3/9: No Lab|
|8||Spring Break!||Spring Break!|
|9||3/20: No Lab||3/23: Measurement of electron charge|
|10||3/27: Measurement of electron charge||3/30: Emission Spectrum of Hydrogen|
|11||4/3: Emission Spectrum of Hydrogen||4/6: Scattering Angles|
|12||4/10: Scattering Angles||4/13: No Lab|
|13||4/17: No Lab||4/20: Bragg Scattering|
|14||4/24: Bragg Scattering||4/27: Geiger Counter and Radioactive Decay|
|15||5/1: Geiger Counter and Radioactive Decay||5/4: No Lab|
In Fall 2016 I taught Physics 131 Classical Physics I in a Studio format Physics 131 Classical Physics I in a Studio format.
Materials from my previous Physics 141 (Fall) and Physics 142 (Spring) Classical Physics Honors Courses, which include all lecture notes and videos, can be found at http://www.ic.sunysb.edu/class/phy141md/.