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Abstract Title: The Contemporary Physics Laboratories of the Faculty of Science UNAM
Abstract: In the Faculty of Science in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the physics curriculum includes two advanced physics laboratories: Laboratory of Contemporary Physics I and Laboratory of Contemporary Physics II. These laboratories are offered in the 8th and 9th semesters, respectively. Semesters last 16 weeks with two, three hour laboratory sessions per week.  Students are offered more than ten different experiments in each course that range from the measurement of physics constants to atomic and molecular, nuclear, and solid state physics experiments. In this work we show examples of them.
    The students work in groups of two. They must successfully complete an oral theoretical exam in order to continue. Equipment manuals must be read in advance.  Reports, logbooks and power point presentations to the group are all graded.
    To graduate from physics, students must complete a thesis.  To expand their options of topics, we organize two or three presentations by experimental researchers during each semester and encourage the students to adventure in experimental physics.
Abstract Type: Poster
Contributed Poster: Download the Contributed Poster
Session: Session II - Syllabi Poster Session

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Beatriz Fuentes
Depto. Física, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM
Circuito Exterior, Cd. Universitaria
Col. Copilco El Bajo, Coyoacan
México, D. F., México, 04510
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Luis León,  lmlr -at- fciencias.unam.mx
René Ortega, roa -at- fciencias.unam.mx
Ricardo Hernández, rmhf -at- fciencias.unam.mx

Depto. Física, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM
Circuito Exterior Cd. Universitaria
04510 Coyoacan
México, D. F.
MÉXICO