PSED 215

PSED 215 Advanced Physics Laboratory (3 units)

This is a laboratory course on selected topics from the major areas in physics. It is intended for physics teachers who have already completed an introductory calculus-based physics course. It aims to provide the students with the methods and procedures of experimental physics at an advanced level, and to familiarize the students with the design of modern research equipment and its use. The students perform complete experiments that not only demonstrate established principles but also develop research aptitudes by providing a broad experience in experimental work. Topics include experiments on quantization, simple quantum mechanical systems, spectroscopy, nuclear physics and laser physics.

Prerequisite: PSED 200 series

Bentley, Principles of Measurement Systems 3rd Ed., Longman Group, UK Ltd., 1995.
Dunlap, R. A., Experimental Physics: Modern Methods, Oxford University Press, 1990.
Ibach & Luth, Solid State Physics: An Introduction to Principle of Material Science, Springer, 1995.
Jones, R. V., Instruments & Experiences, Papers on Measurement and Instrument Design, John Wiley & Sons, 1990.
Poon, T. C. & Barnerjee, P., Principles of Applied Optics, Akson Associates Inc., 1991.