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Lec Orientation - Physics 257 Experimental Methods...

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Physics 257 Experimental Methods Orientation Session Introductory laboratory work and data analysis as related to mechanics, optics and thermodynamics. Introduction to computers as they are employed for laboratory work, for data analysis and for numerical computation. Previous experience with computers is an asset but is not required. The lecture component of the course will largely cover statistics, error propagation, data analysis, and computing (using Matlab). Lectures are an essential part of this laboratory course. Co-requisite: 198-230A or 198-251A (Mechanics) Textbook: None required. Recommended: obtain a student copy of Matlab available online http://www.mathworks.com/academia/student_version/ or from the bookstore. Access to computers and Matlab is available in the Physics department computer room. Freeware geeks can use “Octave” – but all class examples will be in Matlab. Prof. M. Dobbs, Physics 257 Orientation 3 Prof. M. Dobbs, Physics 257 Orientation 4 Schedule ± 1.5 hours lecture + 3 hours lab per week. Weekly assignment and lab report. ± Assts due promptly at 1pm before each lecture. No assignments will be accepted during or after lecture begins. ± Lab reports are due at the beginning of each lab (2:00:00 pm). Lab Schedule: Phys257 Fall 2006 Phys258 Spring 2007 Prof. M. Dobbs, Physics 257 Orientation 5 Instructors ± Prof. Matt Dobbs Rm 340 RPB [email protected] Office hours: immediately after class or drop by. ± Mrs. E. Engelberg (Senior Demonstrator) Rm 216 RPB [email protected] Office hours: by arrangement or drop by any time. ± Mr. Mario Della Neve (Technician) Rm 019 RPB ± Teaching Assistants – to be announced on WebCT. z Zhanyu Ning (Asst. Grading & Matlab help, Office Hrs TBA on WebCT) z Adriano Ferrari ( lab TA, office hrs 11:30-1:30 Tues, Room 228 ) z Shona McGowan ( lab TA, office hrs 2:30-4:30pm Tues, Room 422 ) z Dylan McGuire ( lab TA, office hrs 2:30-4:30pm Tues, Room 422 ) ± For questions related to the labs: z see Mrs. Engelberg first if the topic was not covered during the tutorial on Fridays. You may see the TAs during their office hours as well. ± For questions related to lectures: see one of the TAs or Prof. Dobbs during office hours. Do not send questions by email.
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Prof. M. Dobbs, Physics 257 Orientation 6 Course Resources ± Tutorials for the lab writeups: z Friday afternoon 2:30pm with Mrs. Engelberg ± WebCT z login in using your McGill ID and password z check your grades (and only yours) z discussion area ¾ discuss with other students, see announcements from me, send messages to other students (Warning: I see everything and monitor it.) z
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