There are two sections in the class, and there are five standard tracks in each section. Special design-and-build tracks are sometimes offered, and if you come to us with an idea for a project, we can usually set up a track for you to do that as well. Class times and locations are
|Thursday Section:||210 East Bridge||10:00am-4:00pm|
|Friday Section:||210 East Bridge||10:00am-4:00pm|
For labs without prelab exercises, 100% of the grade is determined by the notebook.
For most of the labs, there is no post-lab analysis. Your writeup is your lab notebook, and you should analyze your data as you do the lab. All entries should be in ink, with any mistakes crossed out by a single line. Neatness counts! Use graphics, printouts, and screenshots liberally. For more details, see
|Due Date||Condensed Matter||Atomic-A||Atomic-B||Optics-A||Optics-B||Advanced Electronics|
|Oct. 2, 3||Exp. 2-Prelab||Exp. 5-Prelab I||Exp. 8-Prelab I||Exp. 61-Prelab||Exp. 71-Prelab||Oscilloscope|
|Oct. 9, 10||Exp. 5-Notebook I, Prelab II||Exp. 8-Notebook I, Prelab II||Exp. 61-Notebook||Exp. 71-Notebook||FFT|
|Oct. 16, 17||Exp. 2-Notebook||Exp. 5-Notebook II||Exp. 62-Prelab||Exp. 72-Prelab||Filtering and transfer functions|
|Oct. 23, 24||Exp. 3-Prelab||Exp. 7-Prelab and Notebook||Exp. 8-Notebook II||Exp. 62-Notebook||Exp. 72-Notebook||Feedback control|
|Oct. 30, 31|
|Nov. 6, 7||Exp. 3-Notebook, Exp. 20-Prelab I||Exp. 8-Prelab I||Exp. 7-Prelab and Notebook||Exp. 71-Prelab||Exp. 61-Prelab||DAQ|
|Nov. 13, 14||Exp. 20-Prelab II (Opt.), Prelab III||Exp. 8-Notebook I, Prelab II||Exp. 5-Prelab I||Exp. 71-Notebook||Exp. 61-Notebook||Lock-In I|
|Nov. 20, 21||Exp. 20-Prelab IV||Exp. 5-Notebook I, Prelab II||Exp. 72-Prelab||Exp. 62-Prelab||Lock-In II|
|Nov. 27, 28|
|Dec. 4, 5||Exp. 20-Notebook||Exp. 8-Notebook II||Exp. 5-Notebook II||Exp. 72-Notebook||Exp. 62-Notebook||Transmission lines|
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Last updated November 14, 2014.