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Intermediate Physics Laboratory for Physics and Physical Science
INT PHYS LAB
CLASS CODE: PH 250 CREDITS:  1
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: PHYSICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Intermediate Physics Laboratory for Physics and Physical Science Teaching Majors. Experimental investigations into electricity and magnetism and optics.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: This course is intended to give experience in conducting, analyzing and reporting experiments dealing with electricity, magnetism, and wave optics.
Basic statistics, experimental design, numerical modeling, circuit elements, computer integration, LabView, wave interference.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1.Use ideas in developing a computer interfaced experiment.
2.Have the necessary electronic skills to produce a measurable signal from various sources. .
3.Participate in complex experiments where the computer is interfaced to their environment.
4.Become aware of the challenges and advantages of using computers in science.
5.Find applications in computer interfacing to other disciplines such as engineering, chemistry, medicine, meteorology.
6.Analyze real physical problems. Through application of natural laws and computer logic will develop correct solutions to those problems.
7.Develop correct solutions to problems through application of natural laws and computer logic.
8.Read and understand books and other literature that relates to basic electronics and computer interfacing.
9.Glean greater understanding of these topics from discussions with their peers.
REQUIREMENTS: Lectures, student lab reports for each lab experience, group work, a student designed experiment, classroom presentations.
PREREQUISITES: Math 112, Physics 150. Concurrent Registration or completion of Physics 220.
Math Level: Extensive use of college algebra, trigonometry, and elementary calculus.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001