Physics Laboratory 1
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2017/18 
Vakcode  NANP110 
Vaknaam  Physics Laboratory 1 
Niveau(s)  propedeuse 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester I a 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Physics Laboratory 1  
Leerdoelen  Students have knowledge of and experience with the various aspects of simple physics experiments:  problem definition  organization of the experiment  the way measurements are taken  keeping a laboratory journal  knowledge of measuring equipment  analysis of measurement results (errors)  computer processing of measurement data  recording results 

Omschrijving  The course unit consists of two parts: Lectures in Error Analysis During the lectures in Error Analysis, the basic principles of the analysis of measurement results and the role of errors in measurements will be addressed. Tutorials are linked to the lectures to acquire practical skills in carrying out error analysis of an experiment. The lectures will address concepts including classification of errors, probability distributions for various types of measurements, mean value and standard deviation. Propagation of errors, weighted mean and the method of least squares will also be addressed. The lectures in Error Analysis will be concluded with a written examination. Introductory Practical The Introductory Practical will consist of several relatively easy experiments. The experiments are also aimed at gaining experience in the use of measuring equipment and the analysis of measurement results (error analysis). Four physical constants will be measured in these experiments:  the speed of light in vacuum  the charge to mass ratio of the electron  the Planck constant (ratio of photon energy to frequency of electromagnetic radiation)  the Boltzmann constant (ratio of temperature to kinetic energy of molecules and atoms). During a few lectures, the development of increasingly accurate measuring of these fundamental quantities will be outlined. The practical will have a sequential format; students will work in groups of 1012, led by a regular assistant. The experiments will be conducted in pairs. Two afternoons of practical work will be available for each experiment. A plan of action for taking measurements will have to be drawn up for each experiment, and recorded in a laboratory journal, together with all the other relevant information, the measurements and the working out of these. 

Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm  Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC), Werkcollege (T)  
Toetsvorm 
Practisch werk (PR), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(Final grade: 2/3 grade of experiments + 1/3 grade of exam • Average over 5 experiments is at least 6.0 (at most one experiment with at least 5.0) average of 4 short experiments counts as 1 large experiment • Data and error analysis exam grade is at least 5.5) 

Vaksoort  propedeuse  
Coördinator  dr. R.J.H. KleinDouwel  
Docent(en)  dr. R.J.H. KleinDouwel  
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