There are two sections in the class, and there are five standard tracks in each section. Special design-and-build tracks are sometimes offered, and if you come to us with an idea for a project, we can usually set up a track for you to do that as well. Class times and locations are
|OM:||210 East Bridge||3:00pm-4:00pm Monday, January 6 only|
|Thursday Section:||210 East Bridge||10:00am-4:00pm|
|Friday Section:||210 East Bridge||10:00am-4:00pm|
For labs without prelab exercises, 100% of the grade is determined by the notebook.
For most of the labs, there is no post-lab analysis. Your writeup is your lab notebook, and you should analyze your data as you do the lab. All entries should be in ink, with any mistakes crossed out by a single line. Neatness counts! Use graphics, printouts, and screenshots liberally. For more details, see
Collaboration policy: As in research, you may collaborate with anyone you like. Also just as in research, be sure to give them credit by listing their names at the top of your work.
|Jan. 9-10||Test Electronics and Digital Data Acquisition||Test Electronics and Digital Data Acquisition||Exp. 5-Prelab I||Exp. 8-Prelab I||Exp. 61-Prelab|
|Jan. 16-17||FFT||DAQ||Exp. 5-Notebook I, Prelab II||Exp. 8-Notebook I, Prelab II||Exp. 61-Notebook|
|Jan. 23-24||Filtering and transfer functions||Lock-In I||Exp. 5-Notebook II||Exp. 62-Prelab|
|Jan. 30-31||Feedback control||Lock-In II||Exp. 7-Prelab and Notebook||Exp. 8-Notebook II||Exp. 62-Notebook|
|Feb. 6-7||Midterms: Lab Closed|
|Feb. 13-14||DAQ||Transmission lines||Exp. 8-Prelab I||Exp. 7-Prelab and Notebook||Fabry-Perot Cavities Prelab|
|Feb. 20-21||Lock-In I||FFT||Exp. 8-Notebook I, Prelab II||Exp. 5-Prelab I||Fabry-Perot Cavities Notebook||Feb. 27-28||Lock-In II||Filtering and transfer functions||Exp. 5-Notebook I, Prelab II||Gaussian Optics Prelab|
|Mar. 5-6||Transmission lines||Feedback control||Exp. 8-Notebook II||Exp. 5-Notebook II||Gaussian Optics Notebook|
Late penalties are one full letter grade per week late.
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Last updated January 6, 2019.