PHYS-154 Modern Physics and its Experimental Methods
Spring for 2017-2018
This course continues the exploration of modern physics begun in Physics 153, combined with hands-on experience with a variety of modern measurement techniques. The goals for the semester are:
• Apply the principles of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and relativity to a wide range of physical phenomena including some aspects atomic and molecular structure, solid state materials and semiconductor devices, and nuclear and particle physics.
• Learn to use many of the common tools and techniques of experimental physics.
• Acquire general lab skills and experience with communicating scientific results in a variety of formats.
• Learn to analyze uncertainty and errors in experimental data.
The lecture and lab components of the course will be roughly balanced, with three lecture hours per week and two scheduled laboratory hours, with substantial additional independent lab work
Other academic years
There is information about this course number in other academic years: