Physics 121 (now renamed 122) - Experimental Techniques

Tu/Th 12:30-3:50 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

Youbin Mo (
Mariam Ordyan (

- Grading will be based on completion of assigned lab exercises and homework. 
- In many 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

UCSD Fall 2016 Calendar

Fall 2016
Fall Quarter beginsMonday, September 19
Instruction beginsThursday, September 22
Veterans Day HolidayFriday, November 11
Thanksgiving HolidayThursday – Friday, November 24–25
Instruction endsFriday, December 2
Final ExamsSaturday* – Saturday, December 3*–10
Fall Quarter endsSaturday, December 10
Christmas HolidayMonday – Tuesday, December 26–27
New Year HolidayMonday – Tuesday, January 2–3