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Unformatted text preview: Physics 334, Winter Quarter 2012 Electric Circuits Laboratory I Course Information courses.washington.edu/phys334 Instructor: Prof. Leslie J Rosenberg ljrosenberg@phys.washington.edu, office phone 206 221-5856 Office: Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB), room C503 Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:30-11:20am at PAB C503 Text books: 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 alf@phys.washington.edu 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, boutan@uw.edu Chengeng Zeng, office PAA B231, genguni@uw.edu 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 course. Grading: 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% Homework: 15% 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 Alferness. [ver 02Jan12 10:55] ...
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