Hiram College

Physics 440: Physics Advanced Lab - Spring (3) 2018


Mark Taylor

Laura Van Wormer

Office: Gerstacker 118
Phone: 569-5241
email:  taylormp@hiram.edu
Office Hours: M-F 9:00-6:00; Sunday 3:00-6:00
Office: Gerstacker 108
Phone: 569-5249
email:  vanwormerla@hiram.edu
Office Hours: M-F 9:00-5:00


Meeting Times:

M-F 10:00-12:00, 1:30-4:30 Colton Physics Labs (rooms 8, 14, 17, 21) & Gerstacker 10

Course Overview:

In this course you will carryout a series of experimental investigations in the areas of atomic physics, optics, solid state physics, and nuclear physics.  Specific experiments include nuclear magnetic resonance, optical interferometry, X-ray scattering, and gamma-ray spectroscopy.  A complete understanding of each experiment requires a synthesis of knowledge from several different fields of physics.  This course stresses basic experimental techniques and data and uncertainty analysis along with oral and written presentation of experimental results.

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Course Information Syllabus


Exp. 1: Franck-Hertz Exp. 6: Multi-slit Diffraction
Exp.2: NMR Exp. 7: Bragg Diffraction
Exp. 3: Geiger Tube Exp. 8: Laue Diffraction
Exp. 4: Single Channel Analyzer       ( X-Ray Safety )
Exp. 5: Gamma Ray Spectroscopy  ( Safe Source Handling )

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