Physics 34000 (34200 lab) - Fall 2010

Modern Physics Lab

Course description:

Instructor: Jones
Title: Modern Physics Lab
Offering: Fall 2010, Class 2, cr. 1
Room: Phys 346
Time: Section M08 - 9:30-11:20 Tuesday - Dante Amoroso
Section 001 - 1:30- 3:20 Tuesday - Daniel Merrill
Section 002 - 3:30- 5:20 Tuesday - Daniel Merrill
Section 007 - 9:30-11:20 Wednesday - Daniel Merrill
Section M03 - 1:30- 3:20 Wednesday - Junyan Ge
Section 004 - 3:30- 5:20 Wednesday - Junyan Ge
Section M09 - 9:30-11:20 Thursday - Dante Amoroso
Section M05 - 1:30- 3:20 Thursday - Dante Amoroso
Section M10 - 9:30-11:20 Friday - Junyan Ge
Instructor's office: Phys 378/337, Monday, 12:00 - 2:00 or by appointment.
TA's: Dante Amoroso (Sections M08,M09,M05), office PHYS 133, hours TBD
Junyan Ge (Sections M03,004,M10), office TBD, hours TBD
Daniel Merrill (Sections 001,002,007), office PHYS 031, 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.
Distribution of final grades
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Instructor's phone: 765-496-2464