PHYS 275: Experimental Physics Laboratory

Course Description

This course will focus on the experiments of modern physics, that is, those experiments that were crucial in the development of quantum physics since the beginning of the 20th century. Topics will include blackbody radiation, the photoelectric effect, electron diffraction and atomic spectra. Our approach will be to examine the classical and modern theoretical descriptions, then compare the predictions of these models with measrements.

Useful Information

Class Time    Monday 1:30 – 4:20 PM
Location        P117, P204
Instructor      Dr. Yuly

“In science, there is only physics. All the rest is stamp collecting.”
Ernest Rutherford

Experiment            Presenters
Photoelectric Effect Junior and Noah
Blackbody Radiation Tyler and Richard
Compton Scattering Nathaniel and Emma
Electron Diffraction Steven and Sarah
Frank Hertz Jared and Josiah