Physics 271 Laboratory

University of Maryland

Physics 271 Spring  2006 Guide

 Faculty  

Handout 

Teaching Assistants 

Spring 2006 Schedule 

Spring 2006 Meeting Times 

Latest Information 

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Faculty

  • Prof. Hassan Jawahery


Phone: 405-6062
Room: Z-4310
E-mail: jawahery@physics.umd.edu


Teaching Assistants

TA:   Solomon Granor
Phone: 
Room:   4223
E-mail:   sgranor@umd.edu
Sections:   0102, 0120, 0104

TA:   Andrew Pearson
Phone: 
Room: 3101
E-mail:  ajpearso@umd.edu
Sections:  0105, 0106, 0107

 

TA:   Marc Pollak
Phone:  x5-6190
Room: 3109
E-mail: marcp@umd.edu
Sections:  0116, 0112, 0114

TA:   Steven Slotterback
Phone:  x5-6189
Room: 3103b
E-mail: scsumd@umd.edu
Sections:  0108, 0103



Schedule of Labs for Spring 2006
 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00

 

Sect 0105

 

 

 

9:00

Sect 0102

Sect 0105

 

Sect 0114

 

10:00

Sect 0102

Sect 0105

 

Sect 0114

 

11:00

Sect 0102

Sect 0107 

 

Sect 0114

 

12:00

Sect 0103

Sect 0107

 

 

 

13:00

Sect 0103

Sect 0107

 

Sect 0116 

 TA meeting (1:00 PM)

14:00

Sect 0103

 

Sect 0112 

Sect 0116

 

15:00

Sect 0104

 

Sect 0112

Sect 0116

 

16:00

Sect 0104

Sect 0108

Sect 0112

 

 

17:00

Sect 0104

Sect 0108

 

 

 

18:00

Sect 0106

Sect 0108

 

 

 

19:00

Sect 0106

 

 

Sect 0120

 

20:00

Sect 0106

 

 

Sect 0120

 

21:00

 

 

 

Sect 0120

 



 
 
 


Labs meet in room 3220 of the physics building


Spring 2006 Handout

Physics 271

Dr. H. Jawahery x56062

Physics 271 is the laboratory part of Physics 270, and meets in room Z-3220. This course carries one credit and the grade is folded in with the Physics 270 course grade. You must pass Physics 271 in order to pass the entire course. If you do not pass this part of the course you will be required to repeat the entire course.. Students under the CORE program requirements must take both the lecture and lab part of the course in the same semester in order to receive CORE credit.  The labs meet for three hours a week. You must complete all of the labs, including the culminating labs in order to pass the course. You are expected to attend each class and will be allowed to make up labs only under exceptional circumstances.

The Physics 271 laboratory uses the Excel spreadsheet to analyze data while in the lab. If you have taken Physics 261 (Formerly Phys. 262A)  within the last few semesters and have learned to use the spreadsheet you will be fine. If you have not had spreadsheet experience or would like an opportunity to review the spreadsheet the first week of lab will be an optional tutorial. You might find it useful to stop by and meet your TA this first week even if you don't need the tutorial.

During the three hour laboratory period, you will have a brief introduction about the lab, perform the experiment, do your analysis and write-up and turn in your report. The experiment should take less than two hours to perform (including the introduction), but in order for you to complete your work in the allotted time you must read the lab write-up before coming to class and answer the prelab questions.

Our aim in this lab is to enhance the understanding of the laboratory experiments you perform while at the same time minimizing the amount of time spent on analysis and write-ups. In order for this to work we have placed more emphasis on preparation for actual laboratory work and prelab assignments. This means it is not necessary to do extensive write-ups. Overly long or padded lab reports will be penalized. Each week's lab includes a prelab assignment. The culminating labs are special labs where you will be given questions about a number of the experiments you performed during the semester. The list of possible questions is included in the manual and you should review the ones for each lab after you have completed that experiment. This will make the culminating lab much easier! More questions may be handed out during the semester.

The course grade for Physics 271 will be determined as follows:

70% for the eight regular labs

30% for the culminating laboratories.

The scoring on the regular labs will be based approximately as follows:

Pre-lab 20% ( 0, 10%, 20%)

Data 40%

Analysis 25%

Questions 15%

The prelab will be graded in units of 10%. In order to get 20% on the pre-lab you must make a sincere attempt to do the pre-lab completely. Incomplete or poorly done pre-labs will be graded at either 0 or 10%.. You will work with lab partners and will share data with them. However, you will be responsible for doing your own analysis. It is therefore essential that you make a copy of the data for each lab for your own use. Each person in the group will also be required to demonstrate proficiency with the spreadsheet, oscilloscope and multimeter. You will be tested on these basic skills during the lab sessions. You must buy the current lab manual available at the bookstore.

Important Information:
Missed Labs - If you have missed a lab for an excused reason (illness, religious holiday, etc), try if possible to attend another lab that same week. Most TA's will be accommodating.  Check with the Professors if you have questions.

NOTE:In order to pass Physics 270 you must pass Physics 271.   In order to pass Physics 271 you must complete all labs including the culminating labs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The first labs will be held the week of Jan. 30- Feb. 3

Spring 2006 Schedule of Labs

Lab Schedule for Spring 2006

Jan. 25-27          No Lab.

Jan 30 -Feb. 3     Experiment 0 --- (Optional) Review of Excel & Error Analysis

Feb. 6- 10           Experiment 1 --- The Oscilloscope and Multimeter

Feb. 13-17          Experiment 2 --- The Resistors and Capacitors

Feb. 20-24          Experiment 3 --- Faraday's Law of Induction

Feb. 27-March 3 Experiment 4 --- LR and LRC Circuits

March 6- 10       Discussion and Make-up Week

March 13- 17      First Culminating Lab. (Experiments 1-4)

March  20-24      Spring Break (NO LAB)

March  27-31   Experiment 5 --- Diffraction

Apr. 3- 7           Experiment 6 --- Polarized Light

Apr. 10-14          Experiment 7 --- The Hydrogen Spectrum

Apr. 17-21          Experiment 8 --- The Photoelectric Effect

Apr. 24-28         Make-up and Discussion Week

May 1-5             Second Culminating Lab. (Experiments 5-8)
 

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