Fall 2014 not offered
This laboratory course is designed to be taken in conjunction with PHYS116. Students will get hands-on experience with physical systems that demonstrate the principles being studied in PHYS116. Hands-on experience helps in developing physical intuition, a deeper understanding of the course material and the world around us.
The emphasis in this course is on experimental technique and the proper identification, appreciation, and handling of experimental error.
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|Course Format: Laboratory||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Prerequisites: PHYS113 OR PHYS123
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
This laboratory course teaches students how to obtain, process and evaluate data, and compare these data with quantitative models of how our world works.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Regular attendance required. Lab notebooks are reviewed by lab instructor at the end of each weekly lab meeting. No other write-ups are required.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
While this course is not required by the Physics Department, it is recommended, and students planning to enter the health professions should be aware that a year of physics WITH LABORATORY is usually required for admission. Consult your major advisor if you ar in doubt about similar requirements in your field.
PLEASE NOTE: Rising seniors who need the lab should rank it highly to have the best chance of getting a seat.
This course is a prerequisite for PHYS 324.