PHYS 3719 - Physics Undergraduate Laboratory

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Fall Semester 2017

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Important Handouts & Labs (in PDF):

  1. icon Syllabus
  2. icon Lab 1: Simple Pendulum handout
  3. icon Lab 2: Geiger-Müller handout
  4. icon Lab 3 & 4


Useful Instructional Files:

  1. iconGetting Started with Origin
  2. iconThe Oscilloscope


Course Description:

Transformative experiments in the development of the modern era in physics, including measurement of some fundamental constants of the universe, will be used as vehicles to test models of physical behavior. Students will be introduced to the craft of experimental design with a focus on optimizing data-taking and analysis to understand the sources and significance of errors. Critical thinking skills will be honed through qualitative and quantitative justification of results. Recommended Prerequisites: PHYS 3740 AND MATH 2250.