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Unformatted text preview: Physics 334, Winter Quarter 2012
Electric Circuits Laboratory I
Instructor: Prof. Leslie J Rosenberg
email@example.com, office phone 206 221-5856
Office: Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB), room C503
Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:30-11:20am at PAB C503
P.Horowitz and W.Hill, The Art of Electronics, 2nd edition.
T.Hayes and P.Horowitz, Student Manual for the Art of Electronics
There are copies of the text books for viewing in the lab.
Lab Technical Supervisor: Jason Alferness, B256B, 221-2974
Meeting times and locations:
Lectures: Physics & Astronomy Building (PAA), room A118
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-10:20am
Note: The first lecture is Tuesday January 3
Labs: Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB), room B280
Section AA (TA: C. Zeng): Tuesday 1:30-4:20pm
Section AB (TA: C. Boutan): Wednesday 1:30-4:20pm
Section AC (TA: C. Boutan): Thursday 1:30-4:20pm
Section AD (TA: C. Zeng): Friday 1:30-4:20pm
Note: Labs start the week of January 9 Teaching Assistants contact information:
Christian Boutan, office PAA B155, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chengeng Zeng, office PAA B231, email@example.com Homework: Problems are assigned most weeks and are due at the
Tuesday lecture the following week. Not all problems will be graded.
Late homework gets zero points.
Exams: There are two 50-minute exams, one on Thursday February
2 and the other Thursday March 8. Thereʼs no final exam. There are
no make-up exams.
Labs: There are eight labs in the course. The labs are a mix of
exercises from the lab-manual textbook and exercises from lab
handouts; the lab handouts are on the course web site. Incomplete
labs receive partial credit. You can complete labs in another section
with approval of both your TA and the other TA. If you complete labs
in another section, you are responsible for getting your lab report to
your TA; this does not happen automatically. The last class week of is
make-up labs; you can make up one and only one lab this last week.
There are no labs during finals week.
Lab reports: You will turn in lab reports at the end of each lab. You
donʼt need a lab notebook, but I recommend you use cross-ruled
engineering paper so you can make careful graphs and sketches.
Begin each report with your name and date of the lab. Subdivide the
report into sections corresponding to assigned sections in the lab
manual, e.g. 1-1, 1-3. Each circuit must have a neat, readable
schematic in your report; see Horowitz and Hill appendix E for
information on what constitutes a readable schematic. Record your
calculations, make graphs and sketches of oscilloscope traces as
needed, and answer questions in the lab handouts and lab manual.
Donʼt make the report unnecessarily long: keep it short, concise but
complete. Neatness and clarity certainly counts. You have to turn in
reports and get a passing grade in each for all the labs to pass the
Note on labs: Youʼll need to turn in and pass all 8 labs to pass
the course. Remember: You can make up only one lab the last
week of class. Corollary: If youʼre missing two labs entering the
last week of class, youʼll fail the course.
Exam 1: 15%
Exam 2: 20%
Lab practice (assessed by your TA): 20%
Lab reports: 30%
The mean grade in the class has been around 3.1
Web site: The web site courses.washington.edu/phys334 contains
more information, including comments on the organization of the lab,
tips on using the lab breadboards, sample exams and solutions, and
specific handouts for each of the eight labs.
Acknowledgements: This course material includes contributions
from Profs. Blayne Heckel, Oscar Vilches, David Pengra, John
Stoltenberg, Miguel Morales, MacKenzie Stetzer and Jason
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- Winter '12