PHY 441 Laboratory

Spring 2003

 

Instructor:  Dr. N. L. Markworth

 

Date                                        Experiment                                                     Due Date

 

29 Jan              Measuring the Wavelength of Light from a Laser                         5 Feb

5 Feb              Measuring Focal Lengths by the Hartmann Method                   12 Feb

12 Feb             Equivalent Focal Lengths of a Lens Combination                       26 Feb

26 Feb             Michelson Interferometer                                                          19 Mar

19 Mar             Double Slit Interference                                                            26 Mar

26 Mar             Index of Refraction                                                                   9 Apr

9 Apr               Diffraction Theory of Image Formation and Spatial

                        Filtering                                                                                    16 Apr

16 Apr             Transmittance and Reflectance                                                  30 Apr

 

Lab preparation and experimental explanation will be conducted on the dates indicated in the left hand column above.  You may work in groups of two at times of your own choosing.  Lab reports are to be of professional quality (word processor text, no hand-drawn graphics), including sections which show the experimental setup, theory, procedure, data collected, analysis, and discussion.  Late work carries a penalty of 10% per week.  The average of the lab work is used as 30% of the total course grade.

 

Line Drawings from the manual:

Lab                  Drawing Number

1                           1-1

2                           2-1   2-2

3                           3-1   3-2

4                           4-1   4-2

5                           5-1   5-2   5-3

6                           6-1   6-2   6-3   6-4

7                           7-1   7-2   7-3

8                           8-1