Physics 34000 (34200 lab) - Fall 2009

Modern Physics Lab

Course description:

Instructor: Jones
Title: Modern Physics Lab
Offering: Fall 2009, Class 2, cr. 1
Room: Phys 346
Time: Section 1 - 1:30-3:20 Tuesday - Tien Shen
Section 2 - 3:30-5:20 Tuesday - Daniel Merrill
Section 3 - 1:30-3:20 Wednesday - Daniel Merrill
Section 4 - 3:30-5:20 Wednesday - Dustin Hemphill
Section 5 - 1:30-3:20 Thursday - Jianguang Guo
Section 7 - 9:30-11:20 Wednesday - Daniel Merrill
Section 8 - 9:30-11:20 Thursday - Wan-Ju Li
Instructor's office: Phys 378/337, Monday, 12:00 - 2:00 or by appointment.
TA's: Tian Shen (Section 1), office/hours TBD
Daniel Merrill (Sections 2, 3, 7), office/hours TBD
Dustin Hemphill (Section 4), office/hours TBD
Jianguang Guo (Section 5), office/hours TBD
Eric Brown (Section 8), office/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: 15% e/m lab report
15% First lab notebook reading
15% Photoelectric effect lab report
15% Second notebook reading
20% Compton scattering lab report
20% Final notebook reading
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