OM: | Streamed remotely via Zoom |
2:00pm-2:55pm Monday, March 30 only |

Wednesday Section: | Streamed remotely from 308 East Bridge |
1:00pm-4:00pm |

Thursday Section: | Streamed remotely from 308 East Bridge |
1:00pm-4:00pm |

Friday Section: | Streamed remotely from 308 East Bridge |
1:00pm-4:00pm |

- John R. Taylor,
*An Introduction to Error Analysis,*(2nd edition), University Science Books (1996) ISBN-10: 093570275X ( Amazon link or eBook ) - Computer with internet access and Zoom.
- Mathematica, available to Caltech students from IMSS

You must do all the labs and submit a report for each to pass the course.

Lab Reports | 50% |

Taylor Homework | 40% |

Mathematica Homework | 10% |

Lab report weights increase as the term progresses. The first report is 5% of your total grade, the second 10%, the third 15%, and the fourth 20%.

- Lab reports must be in PDF format.
*Insert template here.* - Submit Mathematica homeworks as executable notebook files.
- Taylor homeworks may be submitted in either pdf or Mathematica formats.

Submit all homeworks as electronic files to the ph3 Moodle page by the start of class, 1:00pm, on the day of your section. * Be sure to include your name and section on each! * Your TA will then grade your homework and contact you via email with the result. If you missed anything you will have twenty-four hours to correct and resubmit, and your final grade on that assignment will be based on your corrected version. If you have any questions (and you probably will), feel free to contact your TA by email (see below) or Piazza .

*Collaboration policy:* You may collaborate with anyone you like on your homeworks. Just be sure to give them credit by listing their names at the top of your sheet. If you work in a big group and don't remember everybody's name, list as many as you do remember, and then put "and others."

Due Dates |
Reading |
Taylor Homework |
Mathematica Homework |
Lab |
Report Due |

Apr. 8-10 | Taylor ch. 1-2 |
Taylor 2.3, 2.19, 2.27, 2.31 |
Getting started | Lab 1: Session 1 | Report 1a |

Apr. 15-17 | Taylor ch. 3-4 |
Taylor 3.2, 3.3, 3.26, 3.30, 3.50, 4.13, 4.18 |
Plotting | Lab 1: Session 2 | Report 1b |

Apr. 22-24 | Taylor ch. 5 |
Taylor 5.4, 5.15, 5.25, 5.28, 5.33, 5.36 |
Importing | Lab 2: Session 1 | Report 2a |

Apr. 29-May 1 | Taylor ch. 6-7 |
Taylor 6.3, 6.6, 6.7, 7.4, 7.6 |
Fitting | Lab 2: Session 2 | Report 2b |

May 6-8 | Taylor ch. 8 |
Taylor 8.4, 8.14, 8.23, 8.24 |
Exporting | Lab 3: Session 1 | Report 3a |

May 13-15 | Taylor ch. 9 |
Taylor 9.7, 9.11, 9.16 |
Programming | Lab 3: Session 2 | Report 3b |

May 20-22 | Taylor ch. 10-11 |
Taylor 10.10, 10.22, 11.6, 11.9, 11.12 |
Statistics | Lab 4: Session 1 | Report 4a |

May 27-29 | Taylor ch. 12 |
Taylor 12.2, 12.10, 12.14 |
Monte-Carlo Methods | Lab 4: Session 2 | Report 4b |

Lab |
Wednesday |
Thursday |
Friday |

1 | Test Equipment and Data Acquisition | Test Equipment and Data Acquisition | Test Equipment and Data Acquisition |

2 | Interferometry | Ion Trap | Harmonic Oscillator |

3 | Harmonic Oscillator | Interferometry | Ion Trap |

4 | Ion Trap | Harmonic Oscillator | Interferometry |

- Test Equipment and Data Acquisition
- Electrodynamic Ion Traps
- Laser Interferometry
- Magneto-Mechanical Harmonic Oscillator

- Online resources
- Test data for homework sets
- Manuals

- Instructor: Eric Black
- Professor: Kenneth G. Libbrecht
- T.A.'s:
- Harmonic oscillator: Minyoung You
- Interferometry: Olivia Durrett
- Ion Trap: Zongyuan Wang
- Mathematica Homework: Yiwen Zhang
- Taylor Homework: Aidan Fenwick

PMA - Caltech Department of Physics, Math, and Astronomy.

Other physics courses at Caltech.

http://pmaweb.caltech.edu/~phy003

Last updated April 10, 2020.