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Physics 537: Methods Of Experimental Physics I


Course Outline

Mechanical design: Materials and properties, tools and shop practices, mechanical drawing.

Laboratory electronics: Circuit theory, passive and active components, operational amplifier circuits, digital electronics, control theory.

Statistics: Recording and analysis of data, data uncertainty.

Signal recovery and noise

LabView programming

Vacuum technology: Gas theory, outgassing, pumping speed, pressure measurement, pumps, vacuum hardware and design



Lectures M W F 11:00 - 11:50 AM

Laboratory exercises, self-scheduled

Homework (45%)

Laboratory exercises (45%)

Participation (10%)

Text: Moore, Davis and Coplan, Building scientific apparatus

P. Horowitz and W. Hill, Art of electronics 


All information is representative only, and is likely to change from year to year.