Courses of Study 2014-2015 
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Courses of Study 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 3310 - Intermediate Experimental Physics

Fall. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: PHYS 2208  or PHYS 2214  or PHYS 2218 . Enrollment limited. PHYS 3330  provides a similar experience, but with a focus on optics experiments.

C. Franck.

Students select from a variety of quantitative experiments to test theory and explore phenomena studied in the core physics major courses. Choices include nuclear decay following neutron activation; memory effects in a nonlinear mechanical oscillator; microwave measurement of the sun’s temperature, alteration of resonant frequencies of electrical oscillators by coupling them together; penetration of gamma rays through solid matter, and many more projects. Students work independently within a supportive infrastructure.

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