Announcements
Please read the syllabus and review the selection of experiments at the end. Additional information for each experiment can be found in the experimental guides found here. A lab manual will be supplied on the first day of class and will include printouts of the syllabus, schedule, notebook guidlines, lab report guidelines and statistics book.
Instructors:
David Tanner  Amlan Biswas  Heather Ray  Robert DeSerio 
Office: 2356 NPB  Office: 2255 NPB  Office: 2237 NPB  Office: 1236 NPB 
Tel: 3929326  Tel: 3928592  Tel: 3929717  Tel: 3921690 
Office hours: Tues. 1:002:00 Wed. 3:004:00 
Office hours: Wed. 1:003:00  Office hours: TBA  Office hours: Tues. 1:00 pm Thurs. 1:00 pm 
Important: We will use Canvas for all communication between students and instructors, submission of assignments, and grade reporting. When contacting instructors through Canvas, please be sure to include all four above.
Class Hours:
T, Th Periods 24 (8:30–11:30am), 1240 New Physics BuildingCourse Material:
 Syllabus
 Laboratory Notebook Guidelines
 Writing Scientific Reports Using LaTeX
 LaTeX template for
PHY4803L
 Schedule
 A/B Prelab list
 Rotation schedule
 Statistics homework sets
Course Experiments:

Group I
 Cosmic Ray Muons and the Muon Lifetime
 GammaGamma Correlation
 Gamma
Ray
Spectroscopy
Group II
 Low Temperature Transport
 High Tc Superconductivity
 Pulsed NMR
Group III
 Optical Spectroscopy
 Rotation Vibration Spectrum of the HCl Molecule
 Saturated
Absorption Spectroscopy
Group IV
 Xray Diffraction
 Dynamic Light Scattering
 Chaotic Vibrations
 Quartz Crystal Tuning Fork in Superfluid Helium
 Optical Tweezers
 Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy
Resources:
Natural Constants:
Statistics:
 Statistical analysis writeup (with exercises)
 Statistical
analysis
homework list
 Addendum:
Regression Algebra
 Addendum: Poisson Variables
 Excel
workbook
demonstrating correlated variables
 Excel workbook demonstrating slopeintercept correlation
 Excel workbook using Solver for Poisson variables
 Excel workbook on linear regression with calibration uncertainty
 Excel workbook on linear regression using linear algebra
 Excel workbook on GaussNewton/gradient/LevenbergMarquardt algorithms
 Excel workbook on GN/gradient/LM algorithms with Poisson variables
 Excel
workbook on chisquare distributions
 Excel workbook demonstrating Excel's linear regression and Solver program
 Introduction to Measurement in the Physics Laboratory: A probabilistic approach