Physics 257Lecture 1: Error Propagation& MatlabProf. Matt DobbsPhysics Department, McGill U.Prof. M. Dobbs, Physics 257Sept 13, 20072TA Office HoursThe TAs are there to help you… use them!Lab TAs¾You may see these TAs during their office hours and ask questions about the lab and lab report writeup only. Questions about the error analysis should be directed to Mrs. Engelberg. Assignment TA¾You may see this TA during his office hours and ask questions about the assignments only.Prof. M. Dobbs, Physics 257Sept 13, 20073Access to the Computer roomThe Computer room (Wong bldg room 0080) is unlocked from 9:00 to 4:30 pm during regular school days. zThis room is equipped with a card reader to give you 24/365 access. zIf you are interested in having 24/365 access send an e-mail to [email protected]requesting access for this room. Include:1.your Family Name (exactly as on your McGill ID)2.your First Name (Exactly as is on your McGill ID)3.McGill ID Number4.a 4 digit pin number ( you have to generate this pin number / you will need to enter this on the card reader) 5.Note: if you have a pin number from another card reader at McGill (same system) do NOT send a pin number / just say that you already have one. It is the same pin all across McGill.6.A Physics course that you are currently taking (preferably a Physics Lab Course). ¾Saverio will process your request on Mondays and Thursdays afternoons. Prof. M. Dobbs, Physics 257Sept 13, 20074OutlineQuestions ?error propagation with partial derivativesmean, weighted averageserror on the meanExamples and your favorite StatisticsMore Matlab + how to plot histograms
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