syllabus_phys309_2010

syllabus_phys309_2010 - physics measurements * Students...

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SYLLABUS PHYS 309 Classic Experiments in Physics II. A laboratory course in performance and analysis of experiments. Time: * Lecture meets on Wednesday from 1:25 pm – 2:15 pm in PSC room 205. * Lab sections meet in PSC room 511 from 2:30 pm- 5:30 pm on Monday and Tuesday. Professor : Yaroslaw Bazaliy, Office: PSC 407, Phone: 777-4065, e-mail: yar@physics.sc.edu Office Hours : by appointment Web Page : http://physics.sc.edu/~yar/phys308_2010 Text: John R. Taylor, An Introduction to Error Analysis, University Science Books. Learning Outcomes: * Students will learn how to set up experimental apparatus and conduct basic
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Unformatted text preview: physics measurements * Students will calculate useful statistical properties like mean, standard deviation, standard deviation of the mean, using experimental data. * Students will use maximum likelihood techniques to fit experimental data. * Students will write papters in scientific format that compare experimental data to specific scientific principles. Tests: two midterm tests. No final exam. Grading: Laboratory experiments, class participation, written reports: 60%; Homework: 20%; Two tests: 10% each; Letter grades will be issued according to the disctribution curve of the number grades....
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