PHY3840L/6905 Building Scientific Equipment - Fall 2013

Instructor: Yasu Takano, in collaboration with staff members of the Physics Machine Shop.

Office: 2356 NPB; Phone: 392-9326; email: takano at

Meeting time: Thursdays periods 2 - 3 (8:30 am - 10:25 am) NPB B003 (Student Shop)

Office hours: By appointment

Prerequisites: Juniors and seniors who have taken introductory physics courses and are majoring in physics, physics graduate students, and those approved by the instructor.


This is a hands-on introductory course on machining, with an emphasis on lathing and milling. Having completed this course, students will be allowed to use the Student Shop with a consent of their research advisors or faculty members for whom they work.


8/02/2013 (Friday) Second section: The course is already full for the fall semester. But we are considering offering a second section (Thursdays 10:40 am - 12:35 pm), if sufficient number of students are interested. If you would like to take this course if a second section is offered, please ask Deborah in the Physics front office (etcheniq at to put you on her waiting list.