Physics 133
Winter 2018
Intermediate Laboratory
University of California at Santa Cruz
TTh 9:00am-1:00pm, and TTh 1:30-5:30pm, Natural Sciences II First Floor Laboratory
Instructor: Bruce Schumm
Office: 329 Natural Sciences II
Phone: (831) 459-3034
Email: baschumm@ucsc.edu
 
Office Hours:
In Class
And by appointment if necessary
 
Teaching Assistants:
Morning Lab: Roy Sfadia rsfadia@ucsc.edu
Afternoon Lab: Drew Bischel dbischel@ucsc.edu
 
Students will perform a set of three laboratories, and aspire to professional-grade reports that motivate and describe the studies, and present results. Statistical analysis will be emphasized, which will involve the use of rudimentary programming technique. Labs include radioactive decay, atomic spectroscopy, and AC circuits.

Introduction and statistics lecture notes

Class-period and lab due-date schedule

Guidance for composing lab reports

In-class project for class period 2

In-class project for class period 3

Homework I

Homework II

Fall-back excel file for Homework II (use only if necessary; courtesy Prof. Sher)

Radiation Safety Presentation (from Alice Durand)