PHYSICS 2900 : Studies in Experimental Physics Prerequisites: Physics 2120 and 2130 Instructor: Dr. Albert Cross Contact: offices E792 (ex. 2188), EP1250 (ex. 3996) firstname.lastname@example.org Lectures: MWF, 9:00 - 9:50 a.m., Room E791 Lab: Monday 3:00 – 5:50 p.m., Room E791 Text: none required References: Will be on reserve in the Library (see Topics below) Website: classes.uleth.ca/200601/phys2900a E-mail list: email@example.com Wiley Plus: http://edugen.wiley.com/edugen/class/cls17041/ Registration code provided with text bought at bookstore, or at http://www.wiley.com//college/buywileyplus/. Office hours: Wed. and Fri. 10-12 in E792 and by appointment (send an e-mail) Marking Scheme: Quizzes and assignments: 5% Solutions will be posted on the class website. All Quizzes will be announced in the previous class. All missed Quizzes will be assigned zero unless a valid reason is given. All assignments will be due 1 week from the date they are handed out. Late assignments and Lab reports will be -10% per day. Once solutions are posted on the website, a mark of zero will be assigned. All assignments must be handed in. Laboratory work: 30% Labs start the week of January 9. Midterm (Friday, Feb. 17 ): 15% No late or early midterms will be given. For those who miss the midterm with a valid reason, the Final exam will be worth 55%. No Formula sheet Major Presentation and Report: 10% Final exam : 40% The Final exam will be cumulative including lab work. No Formula sheet Grades: Exact letter grade will depend on your rank within the class and the class average. The table below is a guide. A+(90-100%), A(85-89%), A-(80-84%), B+(76-79%), B(71-75%), B-(67-70%), C+(63- 66%), C(58-62%), C-(54-57%), D+(50-53%), D(45-49%), F(0-44%) Laboratory Schedule (4 groups) January 9 : Introduction Laboratory 1 – Transistor Characteristics January 16 : Lab 1-5 Laboratory 2 – Transistor Amplifier January 23 : Lab 1-5 Laboratory 3 – OP Amp January 30: Lab 1-5 Laboratory 4 – Transmission Line February 6 : Lab 1-5 Laboratory 5 – LRC circuit/NMR Probe February 13 : Lab 1-5 February 27 : Lab 6-10 Laboratory 6 – Cavendish Experiment March 6 : Lab 6-10 Laboratory 7 – X-ray Diffraction March 13 : Lab 6-10 Laboratory 8 – Hall Effect March 20 : Lab 6-10 Laboratory 9 – NMR in EP1301, all groups March 27 : Lab 6-10 Laboratory 10 – Frank-Hertz or EPR April 3 Presentations Lecture Topics Main Source Measurement theory and Experimentation: An Introduction to Measurement Error Analysis theory and Experimental Design , D.C. Baird Least Squares and Fitting Baird Dimensional Analysis Baird Transistors Principles of Electronic Instrumentation, A.J. Diefenderfer Op Amps Diefenderfer Resonant (LRC) Circuits Diefenderfer Data Acquisition, Signal Processing Experimental Physics, R.A. Dunlap And Noise and Diefenderfer Vacuum Techniques Dunlap Cryogenics Dunlap Thermometry Dunlap Other useful References: The Art of Experimental Physics, D.W Preston and E.R. Dietz Data Reduction and Error Analysis for the Physical Sciences, P.R. Bevington The Art of Electronics, Horowitz and Hill AIP Style Manual – American Institute of Physics Introduction to Experimental Physics, C. Cooke Term project and Presentation This is meant to be a mock Conference presentation. The topic is an experimental method, technique or result (summary of a single research article ) of you choice. The topic must be approved by Dr. Cross and chosen by Feb. 1. You are to present the work as if you were a researcher in the chosen field or part of the group that did the work. The written portion of the project is to be a 1 page MAX abstract in the style of a research submission (see AIP Style Manual). Minimum font 12 point. Minimum margins and top/bottom 1.9cm or 0.75 in. Due Date: March 24. The abstracts will be posted on the class web site from March 25-April 3 for other students to view. All presentations will take place on April 3 during the Lab period (3-5:50 pm) The presentations will be 10 Min. (strictly timed) with 5 minutes for questions. Each student is required to ask a minimum of 2 questions during the 3 hr. presentation period.
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