Modern Interferometry
Objectives: Interferometers are basic optical tools used to precisely measure
wavelength, distance, index of refraction, and temporal coherence of optical beams.
This lab will help you understand the principles of interferometry, you
PHYSICS 110A : CLASSICAL MECHANICS HW 5 SOLUTIONS
(1) Taylor 7.10
z
a
r
Figure 1: Figure for 7.10. For the x and y direction it's simply the usual polar definitions: x = cos(), and y = sin(). For z it's a little more complicated: z=- . tan()
(2) Taylor 7.
PHYSICS 110A : CLASSICAL MECHANICS PROBLEM SET #4 [1] Consider the mechanical thingy in Fig. 1. Two masses m are connected to the central axis and to a third mass M by massless rigid rods of length , as shown. The mass M slides frictionlessly along the ax
PHYSICS 110A : CLASSICAL MECHANICS PROBLEM SET #3 [1] Prove that the shortest distance between two points in Euclidean space of arbitrary dimension is a straight line. [2] In the lecture notes I discussed the example of a geodesic on a surface of revoluti
The Optical Zeeman Effect
Tyler Gorda, Matt Russo, and Jonathan Sloane
Department of Physics, Rutgers University
(Dated: 12 October 2009)
The Optical Zeeman Effect in mercury and neon is observed using a SPEX 1000M
spectrometer. The Land g-factors for the
Eigenvalues of Operators and Applications
Hermann Knig
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Mathematisches Seminar
Universitt Kiel
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24098 KIEL, Germany
e-mail: [email protected]
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Compact operators, eigenvalues and s-numbers
Classical results relate the order of decay of the eigenv
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DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS
PURPOSE
To understand the nature of the Gaussian and Poisson distribution functions and their
relationship to error analysis.
HOMEWORK
Read Taylor, "An Introduction to Error Analysis", Chapters 4, 5, 10, 11. Do pro
COAXIAL CABLES AND TERMINATIONS
50 Ohm terminations
To measure time differences of the order of the travel time of light across the
detectors (<10 nanosec), all the circuits must have rise times substantially
shorter, which means that you must use very hi
PHYSICS 110A : CLASSICAL MECHANICS HW 8 SOLUTIONS
(1) Taylor 11.14
For our generalized coordinates we will take the angles 1 and 2 .
1
2
Figure 1: Figure for 11.14.
This leads to a kinetic energy of: T = And the potential term will be: U 1 2 kL [2 - 1 ]2
Faraday 1
The Faraday Effect
Objective
To observe the interaction of light and matter, as modified by the presence of a magnetic
field, and to apply the classical theory of matter to the observations. You will measure the
Verdet constant for several mater
Rev 1.0 03/07
Preface for the Instructor
This manual describes a host of things that you can do with the equipment included in TeachSpin's
"Modern Interferometry" package. The modular optical devices included in this kit are versatile
enough that you and
Gamma rays
Preparatory questions
1. Describe how a scintillation counter works, starting from the entrance of an energetic charged
particle into a scintillator, and ending with an electrical pulse at the output of the
photomultiplier.
2. Sketch and explai
Gamma Rays
OBJECT:
To understand the various interactions of gamma rays with matter.
To calibrate a gamma ray scintillation spectrometer, using gamma rays
of known energy, and use it to measure the energy of an unknown
gamma ray.
To use positron annihilat
Physics 326 Lab 8 FOURIER ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS BACKGROUND
11/5/04
The French mathematician J. B. Fourier showed in 1807 that any piecewise continuous periodic function with a frequency can be expressed as the sum of an infinite series of sines and cosin
PHYS 620: Assignment 2
1. Taylor: Problem 6.7.
2. Taylor: Problem 6.19.
3. A double pendulum consists of two simple pendula, with one pendulum suspended from the
bob of the other. Assume that both pendula have equal lengths, have bobs of equal mass,
and a
Classical Mechanics
Fall 2011
Chapter 8: Two-Body Central Force Problems
1. Center of Mass and Relative Coordinates
The basic problem is that of two particles interacting via a central force such as the
gravitational force or t
Matthew Meers
Partner: Harshil Dave
Physics 326 Section 04
December 1, 2011
Lab 7: Fourier Analysis and Synthesis
Introduction:
In 1807 a man named Joseph Fourier came up with a revolutionary new way to look at
periodic and non-periodic functions. In his
Matthew Meers
Partner: Harshil Dave
Physics 326 Section 04
November 10, 2011
Lab 6: Forced Harmonic Motion
Introduction:
Simple harmonic motion is an excellent way to describe the motion of an oscillating
spring when there are no outside forces acting upo
Matthew Meers
Partner: Harshil Dave
Physics 326 Section 04
October 13, 2011
Lab 3: Distribution Functions
Introduction:
Through the ages of scientific experimentation, experimenters have always strived to get
the most accurate measurements in order to ver
Matthew Meers
Partner: Harshil Dave
Physics 327 Section: 04
March 1, 2012
Lab 4: Diodes and Transistors
Introduction:
When working with diodes and transistors there are many important properties that both
have. Diodes are devices that allow current to flo
Matthew Meers
Section 04
April 5, 2012
Lab 6: Two Difference Amplifiers
Introduction:
Operational amplifiers have many uses in circuits that produce complex results when
combined in certain ways. One type of circuit that uses operational amplifiers is cal
Matthew Meers
Partner: Harshil Dave
Physics 327 Section 04
February 2, 2012
Lab 1: DC Voltage Divider
Introduction:
When working on an experiment involving electricity and magnetism, it is crucial that the
experimenter have some knowledge of basic circuit