This is a laboratory course in the application of analog and digital electronics to experimental physics, with additional emphasis on data analysis techniques.
To advance the ability to perform data analysis, including the propagation of uncertainties.
To begin the transition from pre-prepared laboratory apparatus to experiments that need to be designed, built, and optimized by the student.
Lab notebooks will be due by 5 PM Friday. One experiment, later in the course, will require a full formal write-up beyond the lab notebook.
One test will be given during the semester (April 13). In addition, there will be a written comprehensive final exam (May 14, 1:10 PM).
Laboratory Notebook: 45%
Lab Report: 10%
Homework Assignments: 15%
Final Exam: 20%
This course can be taken for a traditional letter grade only.
Add/Drop can be performed via override until February 13. Add/Drop can be performed with the instructor's and advisor's signatures until April 6. Students interested in auditing the course must choose so on or before February 13.
All students must practise academic honesty. Academic misconduct is
subject to an academic penalty by the course instructor and/or a disciplinary
sanction by the University. All students need to be familiar with the
Student Conduct Code. The Code is available for review online at
Students with disabilities may request reasonable modifications by contacting me. The University of Montana assures equal access to instruction through collaboration between students with disabilities, instructors, and Disability Services for Students. ``Reasonable'' means the University permits no fundamental alterations of academic standards or retroactive modifications.
|3||Capacitors and filters|
|4||Diodes (and photodiodes)|
|5||Introduction to transistors|
|8||Speed of light (error analysis)|
|9||Lock-in amplifiers (noise)|
|12||Computer interfacing I|
|13||Computer interfacing II|
|14||Modern physics experiment|
Paul Janzen 2015-01-26