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    Macalester College
  Jan 21, 2018
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 348 - Laboratory Instrumentation

This course is an introduction to laboratory methods that are useful in experimental physics and other laboratory-based disciplines, with an emphasis on computer interfacing techniques. Topics will include basic analog electronics, fundamental instrumentation such as analog-digital converters and digital oscilloscopes, and computer interfacing using LabView. Student will design and construct several significant computer interfacing projects throughout the semester. Since this course provides the foundation for advanced experimental work and research, students should take this course in their sophomore or junior year. Spring semester. Prerequisite(s): PHYS 227  (4 Credits)