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Physics 342L
Purdue University Department of Physics
Spring 2002
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Course Offering
Modern Physics Laboratory

Course Offering:
Fall, Spring, lab 2, cr. 1

Course Description:
PHYS 342L is a laboratory course focusing on important experiments in modern physics. Experiments you will perform were originally completed some 75-100 years ago. The lab course is really a sequence of experiments designed to study the properties of electrons, photons and electron-photon interactions. Fundamental questions, raised in the late 1800's and early 1900's, centered on these important issues and led the way to the formulation of quantum physics.

During this course, you will have the opportunity to

  1. repeat some very important experiments and gain experience with a variety of
    experimental techniques,

  2. analyze and synthesize non-trivial experimental data, and

  3. gain experience in writing a lab report on the experimental work you have performed.