Experimental Physics (1-3) Selected experiments in various fields of physics.
PHYS 457 Experimental Physics (1-3)
An intermediate laboratory course, required of all Physics majors and taken by other students, typically in their junior/senior years, this course provides an introduction to modern laboratory techniques and instrumentation used in research labs. Typical 'short' experiments include X-ray diffraction, Compton scattering, velocity of light determination, high-temperature superconductors, Raman scattering, Hall effect, scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), and many others, as well as long experiments. This three-credit course also serves as the writing intensive course at the 400-level for most physics majors. One- and two-credit versions of 457 (without the writing-intensive component) are taken by science and education students outside of physics.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.