Modern Physics - Lab Syllabus

  2014 Spring Semester
Students registered for this course must complete all required lab safety training prior to entering the lab. Once notified, complete the required module(s) no later than the first lab meeting. Until all required Lab Safety Training is completed, a student will not be given access to lab facilities, and will not be able to participate in any lab activities, and will earn a grade of zero for any uncompleted work. Once completed, Lab Safety Training is valid for the remainder of the same academic year (i.e., through the following August) and must be completed anew in subsequent years. There are no exceptions to this University policy. Failure to complete the required training will preclude participation in any lab activities, including those for which a grade is assigned. Questions regarding the online Lab Safety Training should be directed to the University Compliance Services training help line, 8170-272-2080 or to
Go to, login and click on "My Training" and finish all the trainings listed there.

  Week of Jan 13: LAB 1: Statistics Lab. Download the Statistics lab and work through it. Help file for Lab 1: Appendix A. This lab is due the start of next lab. Toothpicks are available if you need them (Contact Shree Bhattarai (, although any stick of the size of the width of the rectancle will do the job.

  Week of Jan 20 Labs starts. Meet with your TA. He will discuss in detail how the lab reports will be graded and will also answer your question, if you have any, for the Statistics lab.

  Beginning week of Jan 27, the lab will have 6 different setups. You will meet on the assigned day and perform a lab. The first lab which you perform sets your group rotation. The next time you meet you will perform a different lab in accordance with the schedule shown below.
On the alternate weeks, where no labs are scheduled, the lab TA will be available for the first one hour to answer questions about the lab report requirements or the lab exercise. Contact your T.A. to decide where to meet.

  All the lab grades will be accounted for towards your lab grade. There will be no make-up labs.
  If you miss any labs, you should contact your T.A. so that he will provide you an access to the lab room. .
  Your lab report will be graded in the following manner: Lab Report Outline

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Jan 27 1stlab
G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6
Feb 10 2ndlab
G6 G1 G2 G3 G4 G5
Feb 24 3rdlab
G5 G6 G1 G2 G3 G4
March 17 4thlab
G4 G5 G6 G1 G2 G3
March 31 5thlab
G3 G4 G5 G6 G1 G2
April 14 6thlab
G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G1

  April 28 : 7th Lab Due.
Labs turned in after this date won't be graded.