Modern Physics Laboratory
Fall, Spring, lab 2, cr. 1
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
During this course, you will have the opportunity to
- repeat some very important
experiments and gain experience with a variety of
- analyze and synthesize non-trivial
experimental data, and
- gain experience in writing
a lab report on the experimental work you have performed.