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Abstract Title: Optics for Scientists and Engineers Laboratory Syllabus
Abstract: A joint optics laboratory course is taught by the Departments of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering. The goal of this course is to provide students with the fundamentals necessary to enable them to successfully apply optics in their respective disciplines. This is accomplished through hands-on use of state-of-the-art equipment in conjunction with classroom discussions in the co-requisite lecture course. All students perform ten experiments completed in weekly three-hour blocks. A major experiment related to the student's academic major (engineering, chemistry, physics, etc.) using optics is selected by groups of three to four students for the last four-week project during which they devote all of their lecture course time and laboratory course time to their project. Students write a research paper on this experiment and present their results to the class.
Abstract Type: Poster
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Session: Session II - Syllabi Poster Session

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Orven F. Swenson
North Dakota State University
Department of Physics, Dept # 2755
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-6294/5368
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
David A. Rogers, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
david.rogers -at- ndsu.edu
Ivan T. Lima Jr., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
ivan.lima -at- ndsu.edu