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 21). In addition, there will be a written comprehensive final exam (May 10, 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 9. Add/Drop can be performed with the instructor's and advisor's signatures until April 2.
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 http://www.umt.edu/vpesa/Dean%20of%20Students/default.php
Students with disabilities may request reasonable modifications by contacting me. The University of Montana assures equal access to instruction for students with disabilities in collaboration with instructors and Disability Services for Students, which is located in Lommasson Center 154. The University does not permit 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 2018-01-26