Spring 2018 - PHYS 233 D100

Physics Laboratory IV (2)

Class Number: 1531

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SSCP 9423, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 231 or ENSC 280.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Statistical data analysis, experimental design and scientific communication, studied in the context of experiments spanning a range of physical systems. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

Students will complete experiments chosen from the following list:

 

I.            Mechanics and Thermal Physics

                        The Physical Pendulum

                        Viscosity of Fluids

                        The Speed of Sound in Air

 

II.            Optics

                        Two-slit Interference

                        The Michelson Interferometer

 

III.            Electricity and Magnetism

                        The Current Balance

                        Introduction to Semiconductor Devices

 

IV.            Atomic and Nuclear Physics

                        Determination of e/m

                        Absorption and Backscattering of ß-Rays

Grading

  • Prelab questions and assignments 15%
  • Laboratory notebooks 45%
  • Formal lab report 20%
  • Laboratory skill 20%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required Text:
Measurements and Their Uncertainties: A Practical Guide to Modern Error Analysis
by Hughes and Hase  

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students who cannot write their exam during the course's scheduled exam time must request accommodation from their instructor in writing, clearly stating the reason for this request, before the end of the first week of classes.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

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