This is a laboratory course in the application of analog and digital electronics to experimental physics, with additional emphasis on data analysis techniques.
To advance the ability to perform data analysis, including the propagation of uncertainties.
To begin the transition from pre-prepared laboratory apparatus to experiments that need to be designed, built, and optimized by the student.
Lab notebooks will be due by 5 PM Friday. One experiment, later in the course, will require a full formal write-up beyond the lab notebook.
One test will be given during the semester (March 29). In addition, there will be a written comprehensive final exam (May 9, 3:20 PM).
Laboratory Notebook: 45%
Lab Report: 10%
Homework Assignments: 15%
Final Exam: 20%
This course can be taken for a traditional letter grade only.
Add/Drop can be performed online until February 10. Add/Drop can be performed with the instructor's and advisor's signatures until April 3.
All students must practise academic honesty. Academic misconduct is
subject to an academic penalty by the course instructor and/or a disciplinary
sanction by the University. All students need to be familiar with the
Student Conduct Code. The Code is available for review online at
Students with disabilities may request reasonable modifications by contacting me. The University of Montana assures equal access to instruction through collaboration between students with disabilities, instructors, and Disability Services for Students. ``Reasonable'' means the University permits no fundamental alterations of academic standards or retroactive modifications.
|2||Capacitors and AC circuits|
|3||Filters and diodes|
|4||Cables and Impedance Matching (Speed of Light)|
|9||Review and test of analog electronics|
|10||Logic and flip-flops|
|12||Modern physics experiment|
|13||Computer interfacing I|
|14||Computer interfacing II (embedded controllers)|
Paul Janzen 2017-01-27