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week02 - Welcome to PHYS375 Instructor Professor Sarah Eno...

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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/
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Today Today’s class • Overview of course • Syllabus and expectations • lecture: reflection and refraction: part I • Lab 0 • start Lab 1 Handouts • syllabus • schedule • lab report guide • HW2 (due next week) • Please turn in HW1 • Did everybody do the Matlab introduction at home? • for next week, HW2
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TA TA Introduction: Xunnong Xu ( [email protected] )
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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 one’s own experiment Class web page:http://www2.physics.umd.edu/~eno/teaching/375/s11/s11.htm
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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.
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