Course Synopses

01:750:388. EXPERIMENTAL MODERN PHYSICS (3)

  • Course Description:
    Prerequisites: 01:750:326, 327; corequisite: 361 or 313 or permission of instructor. Credit not given for both 01:750:387 and 389.

    Experiments in atomic, nuclear, condensed matter, and surface physics.

    The purpose of this course is to acquire hands-on experience with experimental aspects of modern physics and to deepen your understanding of the relations between experiment and theory. You will carry out experiments which, when first performed, led to seminal discoveries in physics. In the process you will acquire a set of basic skills essential to becoming an experimental scientist. You will learn to use advanced laboratory equipment and will acquire computational skills necesasry for data analysis and error estimation. In adition you will acquire the skills to produce credible records of scientific data and you will learn how to disseminate scientific findings through written reports and oral presentations.

  • Learning Management System: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/389/