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Lab: Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00-4:50 PM, Crow 302

Instructor Assistant in Instruction Assistant in Instruction Lab Coordinator
    Professor Kater Murch     Shannon Gould     Justin Shotton     Dr. Scott Handley

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General Information
  • Syllabus (on Canvas)
  • Description of Experiments

  • Lab Notebooks & Participation Guidelines
  • Oral Presentation Guidelines
  • Written Paper Guidelines
  • Is There A Future For The Advanced Lab?
Additional Info
  • Significant Digits
  • Uncertainty
  • Theory of Error Propagation
  • Hints for Writing Scientific Papers
  • Preparing a Scientific Paper in Latex Video
  • Download Latex Templates

Experiment Assignments

The first day of class is on Jan. 16. We will meet at 1:00 PM in Crow 204.
  • There will be a brief introduction and description of the lab experiments. We will discuss some details about presentations and data analysis.
  • You will choose which lab experiments you would like to perform. (Choose at least 6 experiments in case you do not get your first 3 choices.)
  • You will submit your experiment choices.
  • We will devise a schedule for the experiments that best fits everybody‚Äôs request.
On Jan. 18 we will meet at 1:00 PM in Crow 302.
Three experiments will be performed over the course of the semester. At the end of each period a lab notebook and either an oral presentation or written publication are required.
Period 1 Jan. 18 - Feb. 15  
    Peer Review Paper Draft     Feb. 15
Final Paper     Feb. 22 at 1pm
Period 2 Feb. 20 - Mar. 26  
    Spring Break:   Mar. 12 & 14
Oral Presentation     Mar. 26
Period 3 Mar. 28 - Apr 25  
    Peer Review Paper Draft     Apr. 25
Final Paper     May 2 at 1pm

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