PEP 551 Advanced Physics Laboratory I

An experimental presentation of the evidence for atomic and nuclear theories; typical experiments are: excitation potentials; electronic charge; specific charge of the electron; the Balmer series; Zeeman splitting; spectroscopic isotope shifts; the photovoltaic effect; the Hall effect; gamma ray spectrometry; beta ray spectrometry; neutron activation of nuclides; statistics of counting processes; optical and X-ray diffraction; the Langmuir probe; and nuclear magnetic resonance. Fall semester, repeated second semester. By arrangement. Laboratory fee $5. Typical texts: Young, Statistical Treatment of Experimental Data; Melissinos, Experiments in Modern Physics.




Graduate Student or At Least Junior


Department of Physics