COURSE: PHYS 227 LAB - OPTICS AND MODERN PHYSICS

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Fearn

TEXT: "Fundamentals of Physics 3rd Edition", by Halliday & Resnick, Wiley.

The following books might be useful and can be found in the library;

Optics by Hecht, Feynmans Lectures on Physics are always useful.

Grading Policy:

The lab is designed to compliment the lecture course. It is worth one unit. It is important that prospective physicists learn to keep a tidy notebook so the grade for the lab will depend upon the lab reports alone. You have approximately 3 hours in the lab for each experiment. The write up will be done straight into the lab book, no loose sheets of paper will be accepted, only graph paper or computer print out maybe inserted into the book with tape or glue. Please be neat. I will collect the lab books after each lab and give them back to you at the start of the next lab period with a grade asigned. The average grade for the class with merit a C. Fudged data will be ignored and a zero given for the grade. As a theorist I am very good at spotting fudged (fiddled!) data!! beware!!!