Physics and Astronomy

Experimental Methods in Physics

Experimental Methods in Physics
Introduction to physical measurement and analysis, optics, sensors, actuators, and computer-based data acquisition.
 Hours1.0 Credit, 0.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPHSCS 140; Phscs 121 or equivalent.
 TaughtFall, Summer
 ProgramsContaining PHSCS 145
Course Outcomes: 

Basic Skills

Demonstrate good practices in experimental physics documentation and communication such as data collection, record keeping, and presentation.

Data Analysis

Demonstrate the ability to analyze experimental data this includes techniques such as error estimation, error propagation, model selection, and curve fitting.

Oscillating Signal Analysis

Apply AC concepts such as frequency response, frequency filtering, fourier transform analysis, and impedance to sinusoidally-driven electrical, mechanical, optical, and acoustical systems.