University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Dec 02, 2021  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022
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PHYS 423 - Adv Physics Lab

(2 units)
Application of contemporary devices for the acquisition and interpretation of data obtained from physical systems encountered in atomic, nuclear, solid state and particle physics.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 323 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Laboratory/Studio: 2
Offered: Every Fall

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate ability to operate modern measurement apparatus safely and effectively.
2. keep a detailed laboratory notebook, which includes a description of the background for the experiment, the experimental techniques used, the data collected, the analysis performed, and the results or conclusions found.
3. perform quantitative error analysis on measured data, taking into account statistical and systematic uncertainties in an experiment.
4. prepare a scientific report on the results of a modern physics experiment in a similar style to that used in the current physics journal literature.
5. prepare and present a poster on the results of a modern physics experiment.

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