Spring 2023 - PHYS 332W LA01
Advanced Physics Laboratory I (4)
Class Number: 7558
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu, Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCP 9413, Burnaby
1 778 782-7271
Prerequisites:PHYS 233; PHYS 285 or CHEM 260; both with a minimum grade of C-.
Experiments investigating a range of physical phenomena such as Brownian motion, molecular order, chaotic dynamics, Doppler broadening of stellar spectra, and biophysical forces using techniques such as interference, optical trapping, and spectroscopy. Attention will also be given to more general skills, including experimental design, operating and troubleshooting experimental equipment, modeling of experimental results, data analysis, and the presentation of experimental results. Biological Physics students will do a selected set of experiments. Writing/Quantitative.
Lecture: Thu 14:30-15:20
Lab: Tue 13:30-19:20 P9413, P9423, P8446, P8444.2
- Lab Performance 50%
- Writing Assignments 20%
- Formal Report 30%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Measurements and their Uncertainties: A practical guide to modern error analysis
Authors: Ifan Hughes and Thomas Hase
*Students can purchase text from online retailer if e-book not available at SFU bookstore.
There won’t be an exam for this course, so please disregard the Department Undergraduate Notes below.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
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, within one week of the final exam schedule being posted.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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