Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as PHYS-226
Formerly listed as: PHYS-26
Larry R. Hunter (Section 01)
How do we gather information to refine our models of the physical world? This course is all about data: acquiring data, separating signals from noise, analyzing and interpreting data, and communicating results. Much – indeed nearly all – data spend some time as an electrical signal, so we will study analog electronics. In addition, students will become familiar with contemporary experimental techniques, instrumentation, and/or computational methods. Throughout, students will develop skills in scientific communication, especially in the written form. Six hours of laboratory work per week.
All course meetings will be in-person to the extent possible. Provisions will be available for remote learning, including recorded class meetings, online activities, synchronous discussions and office hours, and kits that allow completion of the labs.
Requisite: PHYS 225 or consent of the instructor. Open to juniors and seniors. Spring semester. The Department.