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Tue. 14:00-15:30 (Lecture)
Thu. 09:30-12:30 (Lab)
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SCI 200B
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Experimental Physics I
Room: FIP 124
Room: SCI 239
Term 1

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Nov. 22 - Presentations: Presentation schedule - Round 1:

Tuesday, Nov. 29
14:00 - SRR
14:19 - Gravity #1
14:38 - Muon
14:57 - NMR

Presentation schedule - Round 2:

Tuesday, Dec. 6
14:00 - Gravity #2
14:19 - AC Susceptometer
14:38 - Chaos
14:57 - WPT

You are required to email me your presentation slides by noon on the day of your presentation. If you meet this deadline, you will receive 3.34 marks towards your presentation grade. Acceptable formats are pdf, ppt, and pptx.

Everyone will participate in the grading of the presentations. For each seminar that you attend and participate in the grading, you will receive 3.33 marks towards your final presentation grade.

Nov. 22 - Presentation:
Here is a pdf copy the slides from the example presentation that was given today.
Nov. 16 - Assignment #4: Transmission Line Transient Response:
Assignment #4
Due Tuesday, Dec. 6 @ 14:00

Potentially useful Python code for plotting pulses:
Pdf of Python code.
html of Python code.
Jupyter notebook of Python code.

Nov. 2 - Assignment #3: Fourier Transforms:
Assignment #3
Due Tuesday, Nov. 22 @ 14:00

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Oct. 24 - Assignment #2: Transmission lines & Transformers:
Assignment #2 - revised
Due Tuesday, Nov. 1 @ 14:00

In the original version of Assignment #2, question 3(d) did not ask the question that I intended. The original question was still a valid question, it just wasn't the one I wanted to ask. I've update question 3(d) in the revised Assignment #2. If you've already completed this assignment, you do not have to redo it. You can submit your solution to the original question and, if it was done correctly, you will get full marks.

If you haven't already completed 3(d), I recommend that you do the updated problem in the revised assignment.

Oct. 12 - Assignment #2: Transmission lines & Transformers:
Assignment #2
Due Tuesday, Nov. 1 @ 14:00 extended

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Sept. 23 - Assignment #1: Lock-in Detection:
Assignment #1
Due Tuesday, Oct. 4 @ 14:00
PHYS 331 Lectures:
The W2021 PHYS 331 lectures were recored and uploaded to YouTube. Here is a link to the YouTube playlist.
Piazza:
A Piazza page has been created for PHYS 331: http://piazza.com/ubc.ca/winterterm12022/phys331.

To enroll and participate in the discussions, you'll need the access code which can be found on the PHYS 331 Canvas page.

LabVIEW: LabVIEW programs used to acquire data:
zip file

Unzip the file and find to folder relevant to your project.

Formal Reports: Here is the formal report grading scheme and an example formal report.

There is a 10-page limit for all formal reports. This includes the abstract, all figures, all tables, and the bibliography.

See the course syllabus for the late policy.

Experiment #1 formal report due Mon., Oct. 31 @ 23:59
    -- upload a pdf of your report to Canvas.

Experiment #2 formal report due Mon., Dec. 19 @ 23:59
    -- upload a pdf of your report to Canvas.

Presentation rubric: Each group will present once during the term. The presentations will be during the scheduled lecture time in FIP 124.

Each presentation will 12 minutes long with up to 5 minutes for questions.

The presenations will be on:

Tuesday, November 29
Tuesday, December 6

Everyone will participate in grading the class presentations.

Here are links to the grading rubric and the grading form.

There are six categories and each presenter will be assigned a mark out of 10 for each category. If two presenters are working together, they will receive the same marks for the first four categories, but will receive individual marks for the final two.

Everyone will get a mark out of 90 for their presentation. Eight of the remaining 10 marks will be rewarded based on attendence.

You are required to email me your presentation slides by noon on the day of your presentation. If you meet this deadline, you will receive 2 marks. Acceptable formats are pdf, ppt, pptx, and odp.

Data Analysis: In PHYS 331 you will be required to analyze the data that you collect from the online labs. The analysis will involve plotting data (with error bars) and performing weighted fits. In this course, data analysis using Python will be supported.

Python is being support because:
    - It is a commonly-used program language in physics research and industry
    - It is freely available for anyone to use

You can write and execute Python code using UBC's Open Jupyter Hub. You don't need to install any software, just log in using your CWL.

As an alternative, you can also write and execute Python code using UBC's Jupyter Hub. You don't need to install any software, just log in using your CWL.

If you'd prefer to write and run code on your own system, you can download and install the individual editions of the Anaconda Toolkit.

You can also refer to this set of Python tutorials that demonstrate how to complete some of the common data analysis tasks that you might encounter.

If you prefer, you can complete your data analysis tasks in MATLAB. UBC students are eligible for a free MATLAB license.

Here is a set of MATLAB tutorials. Although you are free to use MATLAB to complete you lab data analysis, MATLAB support from your PHYS 331 instructor/TA will will be very limited/nonexistent.

If you prefer and, if you have access to it, you can complete your data analysis tasks in Maple. Note that UBC does not have a student license for Maple. Here is a set of Maple tutorials. Although you are free to use Maple to complete you lab data analysis, Maple support from your PHYS 331 instructor/TA will will be very limited/nonexistent.

Note that, to the best of my knowledge, Excel does not easily do weighted fits to data sets. Therefore, in PHYS 331, Excel is generally not a suitable tool for data analysis.

LaTeX: LaTeX Tutorials:

Documents to introduce you to LaTeX
.zip archive

This short set of instructions will help you get started with Texmaker.

Projects (.pdf): Here is a list with a brief description of the experiments offered in PHYS 331:

PHYS 331 projects

You can find more details about the each project by reviewing the Files uploaded to the PHYS 331 Canvas page.

COVID-19: If you're sick or have cold and flu symptoms...
STAY HOME.

Do not come to the lecture or lab if you're coughing, sneezing, have a sore throat, or are generally feeling unwell. Accommodations will be made for those who miss class time due to illness in order to protect others.

Until notified otherwise, masks will be required during all on-campus PHYS 331 activities (lecture and lab).

No food or drink allowed during lectures or while in the lab.

Laboratory Safety (.pdf): Read the following short document before coming to the first laboratory: Safety Guidelines
Course Syllabus (.pdf): PHYS 331 Syllabus

Lecture Notes


20221115: Pdf of notes.
20221101: Pdf of notes.
20221025: Pdf of notes.
20221018: Pdf of notes.
20221011: Pdf of notes.
20221004: Pdf of notes.
20220927: Pdf of notes.
20220920: Pdf of notes.
Pdf of supplemental slides.
20220913: Pdf of notes.

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