This is course is for Astronomy and Physics majors and honours students. In this course, you will have the opportunity to experience the joys and challenges of finding answers to physics questions through experiment. The fall term is the time to shore up your data analysis skills and learn about a useful suite of programmes used in labs all over the world: LabVIEW. You’ll also learn about how to do experiments “without a net” (i.e. without any manual) and how to create and perform an experiment of your own devising. Many past students have described the project as the most exacting and rewarding thing that they do all year.
This course meets once per week, on Tuesday afternoons, 2:30 - 5:30 in MN024. We will be making occasional use of other laboratory spaces, as well. The course is offered only in a full-year format, so students should register both for PHYS 3600 1ZZ and PHYS 3600 2ZZ.