Senior Physics Lab, Workman 195, NMIMT (photo by
For Spring 2012 students:
Below is a partial list of laboratory handouts
|Hydrogen Spectrum and
H-D Isotope Shift
Note: The Senior Lab pages below, experimental results, and photos
were created by physics students at New Mexico Tech (with slight
meddling by the instructor, K. Minschwaner).
Senior lab is an upper level physics laboratory course intended to provide
students with experience in taking and analyzing experimental measurements.
Course work emphasizes problem solving in the lab, and error assessment
Lectures are held twice weekly, during which background theory, operation
procedures, and error analysis is discussed. Lab work is to be completed
outside of class.
Students are required to complete four experiments and write a publication
quality abstract for each. In addition, a complete report must accompany
one of the abstracts. Grading is based on experiment abstracts and reports,
as well as occasional homework problems and a final exam.