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Abstract Title: Advanced Lab Sequence at San Francisco State University
Abstract: We will present the physics advanced lab curriculum at San Francisco State. We combine weekly lectures and homework assignments with a 3-hour/week lab period in which both common tutorial and individually-selected experiments are done. The lecture material includes data analysis, electronic instrumentation, analog and digital signal processing, computerized data acquisition, and sensor and source technologies in solid state, optical, and nuclear physics. All students carry out common tutorial experiments on the use of instrumentation, analog and digital filtering, analog-digital conversion (ADC), and computer interfacing of ADCs and instruments using LabView and MATLAB. These techniques are then applied to individual experiments chosen from a set of thirty possibilities spanning most areas of physics. We will highlight a new textbook written to support this course sequence.
Abstract Type: Poster
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Session: Session II - Syllabi Poster Session

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: James M. Lockhart
San Francisco State University
Physics and Astronomy Dept.
1600 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: 415-338-2451
Fax: 415-338-2178