PHYS 81, 82, 83: Advanced Laboratory/Electronics

Prof. Michael Brown, Science Center 119, x8648, E-mail mbrown3@swarthmore.edu

Prof. Catherine Crouch, Science Center L39, x8386, E-mail ccrouch1@swarthmore.edu

Prof. Carl Grossman, Science Center L38, x7790, E-mail cgrossm1@swarthmore.edu

Prof. Frank Moscatelli, Science Center L40, x8256, E-mail fmoscat1@swarthmore.edu

 

Here are some pictures from the advanced labs

 

 

Advanced Lab Logistics

Welcome to Physics 81-82 (Advanced Laboratory and Electronics)!

Friday afternoon 2 - 5 p.m. is the official meeting time. Occasionally, an instructor will have two lab groups per week, in which case the instructor will schedule an alternate time for one of the lab groups.

Please read the Physics 81/82 summary and introductory materials carefully; these provide information about the overall goals and purpose of the advanced lab, as well as safety information and a refresher on calculating uncertainties.

To learn about the individual labs, please download the appropriate lab handouts.

Also review carefully the lab report schedule and guidelines to the right.

 

Schedule

Session dates for spring 2008 are:

Session I: January 21 - February 8
Session II: February 11 - February 29
Session III: March 17 - April 4
Session IV: April 7 - April 25

Laboratory schedule for spring 2008 is:

Session

Session

 

I

II

III

IV

Erin & Michael

 

Electronics

III

Liquid Crystal

(with Margaret)

Electronics

IV

Raman

Al & Ethan

 

Electronics

III

Raman

Electronics

IV

Electron Trans.

(with Margaret)

Chris & Robert

 

Nuclear Lifetimes

Electronics

I

Optical Pumping

Electronics

II

Emma & Eric

 

Ultrafast

Electronics

I

Plasma

Electronics

II

 

Locations and handouts

Liquid Crystal Experiment (Collings) will meet in SC L48.

Ultrafast Experiment (Grossman) will meet in SC L33.

Solid State Experiments (Electron Transport Experiment, Specific Heat Experiment) (Collings, Crouch, Grossman) will meet in SC L42.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Experiment (Brown, Collings, Crouch, Grossman, Moscatelli) will meet in SC L33.

Optical Pumping Experiment (Moscatelli) will meet in SC L48.

Nuclear Lifetimes Experiment (Brown, Collings, Moscatelli) will meet in SC L42.

Optical Tweezers Experiment (Crouch, Grossman) will meet in SC L33.

Raman Spectroscopy Experiment (Grossman) will meet in SC L33.

Plasma Physics Introduction and Plasma Physics Experiment (Brown) will meet in SC L42.

Electronics lab handouts: Session 1A, Session 1B, Session 2, Session 3, Session 4

 

Lab Reports

Lab report schedule
Pay careful attention to deadlines!

Lab report format and guidelines
American Institute of Physics Style Manual

 

Links

basic astronomical resources
periodic table

NRL plasma formulary
plasma on the internet
astrophysical constants data
notes from UCLA plasma lab

Advanced labs at other institutions

Caltech
Florida State University
University of Colorado

 

 


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Last modified: September 1, 2008