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<ul><li><p>PHY 324 H1S PRACTICAL PHYSICS II </p><p>Course Outline - Winter 2018 </p><p>This is a practical course that further develops the core experimental and computational skills </p><p>necessary to do Physics: mathematical models, computational simulations and solutions, </p><p>experimental measurements, data and error analysis. Students are working in a team of two or three </p><p>for the sections with an odd number of students. Laboratory experiments cover the following topics: </p><p>- Electric DC and AC Circuits - Classic Experiments in Measuring Fundamental Constants (G, g, e, e/m, R, h) - Magnetic Fields - Mechanical and Electromagnetic Waves - Wave Optics - Particle Physics - Quantum Physics - Thermal Physics </p><p>Course Web Site:</p><p>pages/New_Practicals224_324.htm and on the Portal. </p><p>Course Coordinator and Supervisor of LEC0101: </p><p>Dr. Natalia Krasnopolskaia. </p><p>Office: MP 251A </p><p>Office Hours: Wednesday, 12 14 </p><p>Tel.: 416-978-8803 </p><p>Email: </p><p>Lecturer and Supervisor of LEC0201: </p><p>Dr. Brian Wilson </p><p>Office: MP 129D. </p><p>Office Hours: By appointment. </p><p>Phone: 416-978-4540. </p><p>Email: </p><p>Laboratory Instructors: </p><p>Marking Scheme: </p><p>16 Weights for Experiments of Free Choice, including an option of </p><p>Machine Shop Mini-Course (2 weights) and Open Project ( 4 weights) 72 % </p><p>4 Weights for Exercises 18 % </p><p>Computational Assignment 10 % </p><p>TA/Lab Demonstrator Office Phone Email Section </p><p>Mr. Nishant Bhatt MP 033/037 416-978-4395 LEC02 </p><p>Alex Cabaj MP 605 416-978-2955 LEC01 </p><p>Mr. John Feng MP 037 416-946-3099 LEC01 </p><p>Mr. Hazem Daoud MP 918 LEC02 </p><p>Mr. Tailong He MP 602 416-978-2661 LEC02 </p><p>Mr. Robert Les MP 815 416-978-6632 LEC02 </p><p>Mr. Xuesong Zhang MP 619A 416-978-2706 LEC01 </p><p>Mr. Chao Zhang MP 078/093 416-946-7175 LEC01 </p><p></p></li><li><p>Recommended Readings: </p><p>1. J.R. Taylor: An Introduction to Error Analysis: The Study of Uncertainties in Physics Measurements, 2nd ed., University Science Books. 1997. </p><p>2. P.R. Bevington, D.H. Robinson: Data Reduction and Error Analysis for the Physical Sciences, </p><p>3rd ed., McGraw Hill. 2003. </p><p>Mandatory Laboratory Exercises: </p><p>There are four mandatory exercises scheduled to the first four sessions of the course: </p><p>- Non-Linear Circuit Elements - Building a Thermocouple - Thick Lenses - Atomic Spectra. </p><p>Each exercise takes one 3-hour session. Students are expected to assemble a setup; to make required </p><p>measurements; to record all data; to make a photo or a drawing of the device; to estimate the result </p><p>of measurements; to improve the experiment technique if the intermediate result is far from the </p><p>expected one; to find all sources of experiment uncertainty and to show the results of measurements </p><p>to a supervising instructor at the end of the session. A mark for the exercise is equivalent to a mark </p><p>for a one-weight experiment. One weight is worth 4.5 % of the final course mark. Each team </p><p>submits a paperless lab report on each Exercise by uploading it to the Portal in MS Word or PDF </p><p>format. An identical copy is uploaded to for similarity check. Each report is graded </p><p>with rubrics. Rubric for one weight is limited by 27 points. A missed lab session must be made up. </p><p>Experiments of Free Choice: </p><p>The lab experiments are booked by students in cooperation with a supervising instructor during the </p><p>last half an hour of the preceding session. The list of experiments is posted to the web page </p><p> Students are working </p><p>in pairs. Each team of two students performs a combination of experiments that gives 16 weights in </p><p>total. One weight is worth 4.5 % of the final course mark. The one-weight experiment takes one 3-</p><p>hour lab session; and the two-weight experiment takes two 3-hours sessions. Each team submits a </p><p>paperless lab report by uploading it to the Portal in MS Word or PDF format. An identical copy is </p><p>uploaded to for similarity check. Each report is graded with rubrics. Rubric for one </p><p>weight is limited by 27 points. A missed lab session must be made up. </p><p>Computational Assignment: </p><p>The Assignment is a piece of the term work made and submitted by each student individually. The </p><p>Assignment report may be uploaded to the Portal, or submitted in a hard copy. Anyways, the report </p><p>must be uploaded to the Turnitin. The task is posted to the Portal and the course web site on the </p><p>page Students are </p><p>required to study a description of mathematical techniques, study the datasheet and produce a </p><p>Python code to process the given data with the required outcome. The report on the assignment </p><p>must include: an introduction with physics background or description of the origin of the data to be </p><p>processed; table of given data; description of the steps you made for writing the Python code (e.g. </p><p>the modules used); a drawing of the result/function (if applicable) or the table of calculated values </p><p>(if applicable); table and the discussion of uncertainties and their origin; a conclusion. </p><p>Machine Shop Mini-Course (optional): </p><p>This workshop is voluntarily taken by students as an equivalent of two weights of experiment work </p><p>and is marked as a two-weight experiment. The activity gives practical skills in understanding </p><p>technical drawings, processing a metal (aluminum) piece to create a part of a real machinery and to </p><p>conclude on the quality of the product. This activity teaches students to make measurements and </p><p></p></li><li><p>calculate uncertainties of the measurements of real objects, produced by the students. The workshop </p><p>is taken in the Machine Shop of the Department of Physics under supervision of a qualified staff </p><p>member. The report must include: a drawing of the part; a description of the measurements made; a </p><p>statement on possible uncertainty due to the measurement tools used; a statement on possible </p><p>uncertainty due to the workers omission; a description of the process of producing the part; a photo </p><p>of the product; and a final statement on the product parts sizes and their uncertainties. The report is </p><p>submitted in a hard copy to the machine shop supervisor and is graded by him. </p><p>Open Project: </p><p>The Open Project is an alternative to one or several experiments in the case the team of students </p><p>cannot book an experiment of free choice by any reason. The Open Project is marked for so many </p><p>weights as many 3-hour sessions it takes. The Open Project cannot take more than four three-hour </p><p>sessions. The Project proposal must be prepared by the team of students at least one week in </p><p>advance before the first session with this project. The first session is devoted to the project </p><p>discussion with the lab section supervisor and lab technologist and preparation of the final version </p><p>of the project that is approved at the end of the session by the lab section supervisor. The report on </p><p>the Open Project must include: the objective of the project; the final version of the proposal; the </p><p>description of the procedure; the schedule of the project execution; the table of measured and </p><p>calculated quantities with the corresponding uncertainties; the description of functioning of the </p><p>product (may be a code, or a device, or both); discussion of the project outcome; discussion of the </p><p>uncertainties of measurements produced; and a conclusion. The report is submitted in electronic </p><p>copy by uploading it to the Portal and </p><p>Due Date: </p><p>The reports on all kinds of activity listed above are uploaded to the Portal by one of the lab partners </p><p>and are due in 6 days after the last session with the current experiment/project/assignment. E.g., if </p><p>the last session is on Tuesday, the submission deadline is next week Monday midnight. If the last </p><p>session is on Thursday, the submission deadline is next week Wednesday midnight. Late </p><p>submission is penalized by taking off 5% of the assigned mark for every business day of the delay. </p><p>The report, submitted in 5 or more business days after the deadline without a special permission, is </p><p>not accepted and is graded with zero. Neither reports are accepted after April 10. </p><p>Laboratory Report Requirements: </p><p>The lab report is submitted to the Portal page of your section LEC0X01 and the web site simultaneously. The report should not take more than 5 pages per one weight of the experiment. The </p><p>report on a three-weight experiment should not exceed 12 pages. </p><p>The mark for the report is composed with Rubric that can be found on the page of an assignment on </p><p>the Portal. The rubric and graded report with markers comments are uploaded back to the Portal by a </p><p>TA the experiment supervisor and marker. </p><p>For a good grade, students are expected to prepare a lab report with all details of the experiment setup </p><p>(a photo or a device drawing is an asset); short theoretical introduction; clear explanation of methods </p><p>of measurements; detailed description of the procedure of the measurements; complete set of the </p><p>results of measurements with the obtained values uncertainties presented in tables and diagrams; </p><p>details of calculations of uncertainties for indirect measurements; discussion and analysis of the </p><p>obtained results; comparison of the results of the experiment with the expected values; as well as </p><p>summary/conclusion completed. Outline the experiment objective at the beginning of the report. </p><p></p></li><li><p>The following sections are recommended: introduction into physical background of the experiment; </p><p>list of equipment with a reading error or resolution; a photo or a drawing of a setup that can be taken </p><p>from the online handout (if possible) or made manually, or got as a photo; objective of the experiment; </p><p>explanation of a procedure; explanation of method(s) of measurements; a table with the results of the </p><p>direct measurements (and their uncertainty); description of difficulties; malfunctioning equipment (if </p><p>applicable); failure in getting expected values of quantities (if applicable); ideas on improving the </p><p>results of the measurements; calculation of required physical quantities; calculation of their </p><p>uncertainties; analysis of the value of each uncertainty; a table or tables with all numerical results of </p><p>the measurements and the calculations; graphs of functions with captions, properly labelled axes and </p><p>error bars; discussion/analysis of the results; and a brief summary/conclusion. The report must be a </p><p>result of a friendly and cooperative team work. </p><p>The details of the procedure of the report submission to the web site is described on </p><p>the Portal and on the web page Lab Report</p><p>pages/labreport.pdf. The similarity index of &gt;20% entails penalty for plagiarism. 10% off of the </p><p>assigned mark will be taken for every 10% more matches. To avoid this penalty, students should </p><p>never copy parts of the posted experiment write-up and/or manual. </p><p>Schedule: </p><p>The sessions are scheduled twice every week on Tuesday and Thursday. The first session takes </p><p>place on January 4, 2018, at 9-12 for the LEC0101 and 13-16 for LEC0201. </p><p>Week # (session dates) Session # Notes </p><p>1 (Jan 4, Thursday) 1 Jan 4: First class. Introduction talk of the course </p><p>coordinator. Creating teams of students. Workshop on </p><p>paperless lab. </p><p>2 (Jan 9 and Jan 11) 2 Mandatory lab exercises. </p><p>3 (Jan 16 and Jan 18) 3 Mandatory lab exercises. </p><p>4 (Jan 23 and Jan 25) 4 First experiment. Machine shop mini-course starts </p><p>(optional). </p><p>5 (Jan 30 and Feb 1) 5 Experiments continue. </p><p>6 (Feb 6 and Feb 8) 6 Experiments continue. </p><p>7 (Feb 13 and Feb 15) 7 Experiments continue. </p><p>8 (Feb 19 Feb 23) Reading Week. No classes. </p><p>9 (Feb 27 and March 1) 8 Experiments continue. Open Projects can start (optional). </p><p>10 (Mar 6 and March 8) 9 Experiments continue. </p><p>11 (Mar 13 and March 15) 10 Experiments continue. </p><p>12 (Mar 20 and March 22) 11 Last session on March 22. </p><p>13 (Mar 26 - March 30) 12 Last experiment report is due on March 28. </p><p>Computational Assignment preparation time. </p><p>14 (Apr 3) Computational Assignment report due before 11:59 PM. </p><p>No sessions this week. </p></li></ul>


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