Courses of Study 2023-2024 
    
    May 27, 2024  
Courses of Study 2023-2024
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PHYS 2210 - Exploring Experimental Physics


     
Fall, Spring. 1 credit. Letter grades only.

Corequisite: PHYS 2218 .

Fall: J. Maxson; Spring: Staff.

In this laboratory course, students will build on the knowledge and skills developed in Physics 1110 (Introduction to Experimental Physics) to conduct semester-long experimental physics projects. Students will work in lab project teams to iteratively develop a research question, write a proposal that is reviewed by their peers and experts, engage for multiple weeks with their project, and present their findings in a public poster session at the end of the semester. Students will learn additional skills in experimental design and data analysis, with broader focuses on how to generate interesting, testable, and feasible research questions, how to provide critical and constructive feedback to others, and how to present research to a broad audience. The course provides an early opportunity for students to get a glimpse of experimental physics research, employ creativity to generate an answer to a novel research question and/or design a unique experimental approach.



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