Physics 121 (now renamed 122) - Experimental Techniques

MW 3-6:20p in Mayer Hall Annex 3544 and adjacent lab room
Prof. Doug Smith, email:

This is a practical hands-on lab course focused mostly on computer programming for data acquisition and data analysis (using Labview and Matlab), computer interfacing of electronic sensors & actuators, and mechanical design

Paul Lauria <>
Yamen Mubarka<>
Kristina Koharchik <>

- Syllabus: see "Intro Powerpoint" posted under "Lab Exercises" link on left
- Grading will be based on completion of assigned lab exercises and homework. 
- In some cases exercises will be checked off in person by the instructor and/or TAs
- You will also submit a lab report including additional results and answers to questions
- There is a template (Word document) for each lab report that you will enter text and figures into
- Some questions at the end of each lab report are "prelab" questions for the next lab