Physics 34000 (34200 lab) - Fall 2011

Modern Physics Lab

Course description:

Instructor: Jones/Lister
Title: Modern Physics Lab
Offering: Fall 2011, Class 2, cr. 1
Room: Phys 346
Time: Section 008 - 9:30-11:20 Tuesday - Daniel Merrill
Section M11 - 11:30- 1:20 Tuesday - Daniel Merrill
Section M02 - 3:30- 5:20 Tuesday - Jorge Alvarez
Section 007 - 9:30-11:20 Wednesday - Dante Amoroso
Section M04 - 3:30- 5:20 Wednesday - Dante Amoroso
Section M09 - 9:30-11:20 Thursday - Daniel Merrill
Section M10 - 9:30-11:20 Friday - Dante Amoroso
Instructor's office: Phys 378/337, Monday, 12:00 - 2:00 or by appointment.
TA's: Dante Amoroso (Sections 007,M04,M10), office PHYS 133, hours TBD
Daniel Merrill (Sections 008,M11,M09), office PHYS 036, hours TBD
Jorge Alvarez (Section M02), office PHYS 263, hours TBD
Prerequisites: Phys 24100/Phys 27200
Text: Lab manual PLU: 7558
Available from the Copy Center in the Purdue Memorial Union
Information handed out in class or provided on this web page supercedes any information in the lab manual.
Lab notebook: Avery-Dennison 43-648
Description: Students will conduct some of the most important experiments that have guided our understanding of physics over the past century. In doing so they will develop their ability to collect and analyse experimental data, to interpret their results and to present their findings and conclusions drawn from them in a clear, concise and convincing way.
Schedule: is here
Grading: 10% e/m lab report
10% First lab notebook reading
15% Photoelectric effect lab report
15% Second notebook reading
15% Compton scattering lab report
15% Final notebook reading
20% Final exam - November 30th, 8:00 pm, FRNY G140/G124
Grades assigned by TA's will be re-scaled to a consistent mean and mapped to a +/- letter grade by the professor.
Disclaimer: In the event of a major campus emergency, course requirements, deadlines and grading percentages are subject to changes that may be necessitated by a revised semester calendar or other circumstances beyond the instructor's control. Here are ways to get information about this course:
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Instructor's phone: 765-496-2464 (Jones) 765-494-5171 (Lister)