Experimental Physics I
course offers experience in experimentation and observation for students of the
sciences and others. In a series of subject units, students learn or review the
physical principles underlying the phenomena to be observed and the basis for
the measurement techniques employed. In addition to systematic measurement
procedures and data recording, strong emphasis is placed on processing of the
data, preparation and interpretation of graphical presentations, and analysis
of precision and accuracy, including determination and interpretation of best
value, measures of error and uncertainty, linear best fit to data, and
identification of systematic and random errors. Preparation of high-quality
experiment reports is also emphasized.
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
the end of this course, students should be able to:
Acquire skills for reporting experimental
and test physical concepts.
Carry out experiments in mechanics and
properties of matter.
equipment with grace and use it to solve practical problems,
complete records, including the display of data in tabular and graphical form,
data efficiently and accurately, with and without the use of a computer,
uncertainties in experimental results.