Elementary Experimental Physics-E2

Numbering Code U-LAS12 10008 EE57 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Experiment
Target Year Mainly 1st year students Target Student For science students
Language English Day/Period Wed.3・4
Instructor name WENDELL,Roger (Graduate School of Science Associate Professor)
LEE, Shiu Hang (Graduate School of Science Senior Lecturer)
Lim, Sunghoon (Graduate School of Engineering Senior Lecturer)
(Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Natural sciences are the product of experimental investigation and theoretical interpretation. In this course, students will learn to use various measurement instruments to perform experiments in topics including atomic, laser, particle, and low temperature physics.

Basic topics in experimental physics will be covered, enabling students to get a deeper understanding of the natural sciences. In addition, techniques for processing and analyzing experimental data will be mastered. Finally, students will learn how to write scientific reports and present their results orally.
Course Goals - Learn physics by carrying out experiments and discussing in an open setting
- Learn basic skills for processing and analyzing experimental data.
- Learn how to keep a laboratory notebook, and write up experimental reports.
- Learn to give a scientific presentation explaining the results of an experiment.

Students will be evaluated on these skills on the basis of their experimental reports and contributions to in-class discussions.
Schedule and Contents The first week will be an introduction to the course and its experiments.
Thereafter, classes will be divided into Experimental and Discussion sessions.

Experiments will be performed during the Experimental sessions and group discussions of those results and related physics topics will be held in the subsequent Discussion session.

Experiments available in this course include:

1. Measurement of the magnetic field of a coil using a Hall element
2. Thermionic emission experiment
3. Experiments with lasers
4. Measuring the wavelength of light using diffraction gratings
5. Franck-Hertz experiment
6. Measurement of Planck's constant
7. Radiation in the Natural World
8. Measurements of Atomic Spectra
9. Coupled Oscillation Studies
10. Electrical Resistance Measurements

Students will perform six experiments from this list and give one oral presentation about one of them.

The class will meet 15 times, including the feedback session.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Evaluation will be based on in-lab experimentation, experimental reports (6), and one oral presentation. Details will be explained in class.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students should read the textbook ahead of each experimental session.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Information about the English language textbook specific to the experiments in the course will be provided during the first lecture.
References, etc. Additional information will be provided during class as necessary.