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Lab: Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00-4:50 PM, Crow 306

General Information
  • About the Biophysics Laboratory
  • Description of Experiments
  • Syllabus
Additional Info
  • Significant Digits
  • Uncertainty
  • Theory of Error Propagation
  • Graphing Tutorials (Penn State Dept Physics & Astronomy)
  • Hints for Writing Scientific Papers

Experiment Assignments

Timeline for Fall 2022 Semester
The first day of class is on Aug. 30. We will meet at 1:00 PM in Crow 306.
  1. There will be a brief introduction and description of the lab experiments given.
  2. You will pick three experiments to perform throughout the semester.
  3. You will pick up the lab write-up for your first period experiment.
  4. Before Thursday's class, Sep 1, you are to read the lab write-up.
Three experiments will be performed (in groups of two) over the course of the semester. At the end of each period a lab notebook, an oral presentation and written publication is required from each group.
Period 1 Sep. 1 - Sep. 29
  Oral Presentation     Sep. 29
Period 2 Oct. 4 - Nov. 3
  Fall Break               Oct. 11
Oral Presentation     Nov. 3
Period 3 Nov. 8 - Dec. 8
  Thanksgiving           Nov. 24
Oral Presentation     Dec. 8

Professor Ralf Wessel 93 (5-7976) 222 Crow
Assistant in Instruction
Yiwei Le

Lab Coordinator
Dr. Scott Handley 93 (5-6261) 167 Compton

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