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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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PHYS 396 (W) Advanced Techniques in Experimental Physics (1)

This course focuses on the methods of conducting research in experimental physics. Important research skills covered are literature searches, experiment design and theory, laboratory techniques, communication of research through oral presentations and written material. The integration of basic physics concepts learned in pervious courses will be emphasized. The first part of the course focuses on electronics, computer data acquisition, use of advanced equipment and data analysis. The second part of the course focuses on completing several advanced experiments, which are related to current research in the department. The final part of the course focuses on the proposing and designing an independent project. Laboratory.

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing centered

Prerequisite: PHYS 223

  • Offering: Spring
  • Instructor: Bigelow, Kleinert