Course Details

PHYS 342: Contemporary Experimental Physics and Lab

A study of experimental techniques and apparatus basic to the measurements which underlie and validate contemporary theories in physics. Topics include electrical measurements, data analysis and statistics, optical and laser techniques, particle detectors, and time coincidence techniques. Applications are made to experiments such as magnetic resonance, Mossbauer and nuclear spectroscopy and laser optics. Class time is devoted to studying the measurement techniques and considering phenomenological models of the effects observed in the laboratory. One laboratory per week. Prerequisite: (Physics 227 or 228) and 235 and (Physics 335 or Physic 346) or instructor permission
6 credits; LS, QRE; Offered Spring 2022; M. Eblen-Zayas