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Unformatted text preview: Welcome to PHYS375!! Instructor: Professor Sarah Eno at MD since 1993 Research Specialty: Experimental Particle Physics http://www2.physics.umd.edu/~eno/Default.htm http://cmsdoc.cern.ch/ Today Todays class Overview of course Syllabus and expectations lecture: What is light? Matlab introduction Lab 0 Handouts syllabus schedule lab report guide HW1 (due next week) TA TA Introduction: Xunnong Xu ( xnxu@umd.edu ) Will be grading your HW. Prof. Eno will grade the lab reports. Introductions Name, class, major? Goals for this Course Learn about different aspects of light geometrical optics (2 labs) wave properties of light (2 labs) light and relativity (Michaelson Interferometer) quantization of light Learn some new tools Matlab optical bench Continue improving skill error analysis scientific writing Move towards correctly designing ones own experiment Class web page:http://www2.physics.umd.edu/~eno/teaching/375/s11/s11.htm Course Details Text Pedrotti, Pedrotti, and Pedrotti, labs are available at class web site HW are available at the class web site (schedule link) Course Grading: 60% of grade based on lab reports 25% based on homework 15 % based on final exam Please note that this is a 3 credit course. 275&276 were only 2 credit courses. Class will meet for 1 st hour in room 3112, final 3 hours in room 3104 Go through syllabus (our contract!) and lab report guide Schedule See handout. Two weeks to do each lab Lab instructions not as cook book as in previous courses. If you find yourself completing it too quickly, ask yourself if you have really done everything you will need to do to complete the lab report, have a defendable uncertainty, and have the best possible measurement....
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