PHY252 - Spring 2018

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.

Lab Times: Mon 12:00-1:50, Mon 2:00PM-3:50PM, Thu 12:00PM-1:50PM, Thu 2:00PM-3:50PM.

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. Please also pay attention to the grading rubric. The due dates for each lab report are listed in the table and are generally at the next time that the lab section meets. Unless there are extenuating circumstances no credit will be given for late labs. The analysis of data, understanding of experimental uncertainty and how to account for it an propagate are important aspects of this course. Please review these notes on data analysis that contain important information on this topic.

Week Monday Labs Thursday Lab
1 1/22: No Lab 1/25: No Lab
2 1/29: Introduction to PHY252 and Analysis and Plotting Tutorial 2/1: Introduction to PHY252 and Analysis and Plotting Tutorial
3 2/5: No Lab 2/8: Michelson Interferometer
Report Due: 2/16
4 2/13: Michelson Interferometer
Report Due: 2/20
2/16: Measurement of e/m for electrons
Report Due: 3/1
5 2/20: Measurement of e/m for electrons
Report Due: 3/5
2/22: Exam prep- No Lab
6 2/26: Exam prep- No Lab 3/1: Photoelectric Effect
Report Due: 3/8
7 3/5: Photoelectric Effect
Report Due: 3/19
3/8: Measurement of electron charge
Report Due: 3/22
8 Spring Break! Spring Break!
9 3/19: Measurement of electron charge 3/22: Geiger Counter and Radioactive Decay
103/26: Geiger Counter and Radioactive Decay 3/29: Exam prep- No Lab
11 4/2: Exam prep- No Lab 4/5: Emission Spectrum of Hydrogen
12 4/9: Emission Spectrum of Hydrogen 4/12: Scattering Angles
13 4/16: Scattering Angles 4/19: Bragg Scattering
14 4/23: Bragg Scattering 4/26: No Lab
15 4/30: No Lab 5/3: No Lab
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