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Spring 2011-2012
* PHY 210 (STL)   P/D/F Only

Experimental Physics Seminar

Christopher G. Tully

The seminar introduces students to the basic techniques of electronics and instrumentation used to conduct experiments in the physical sciences. The course begins by teaching a foundation in analog and digital circuits including programmable digital logic devices using an iPad interface for data acquisition. Students develop measurement techniques in a wide range of experimental areas. No prerequisites.

Sample reading list:
Hill and Horowitz, Art of Electronics

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly, twenty pages of reading is expected.

Requirements/Grading:
Design Project - 20%
Lab Reports - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%
Problem set(s) - 10%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40134 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm F   Jadwin Hall   468   Enrolled:22 Limit:24