DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
Advanced Physics Laboratory I
Experiments in electricity, magnetism and electronics.
3 LAB., 1 CONF. HR./WK.; 2 CR.
Prereq.: Physics 20800; coreq.: Physics 35300
Textbook and other suggested material:
John R. Taylor, An Introduction to Error Analysis (2nd ed. or latest) (required), University Science Books
After successfully completing this course, students should be able to
1. be familiar with and perform experiments in electricity, magnetism and electronics.
2. analyze and interpret experimental data.
3. carry out an appropriate experimental error analysis.
4. summarize and present their experimental work in a form of a detailed written report, following a standard format for technical/scientific writing.
4. other topics (gyroscope, simple optics experiments)
3 LAB., 1 CONF. HR./WK.; 2 CR.
Relationship of course to program outcomes:
The outcomes of this course contribute to the following departmental learning outcomes:
b. students will be able to design and carry out experiments in different fields of physics and to analyze and interpret the results.
c. students will be able to communicate their knowledge effectively and in a professional manner, in both oral and written forms.
d. students will be able to work cooperatively with other students and with faculty.
f. students will be able to use computers effectively for a variety of tasks, including data analysis, instructional-technology (IT) assisted presentations, report or manuscript preparation, access to online information sources, etc.
2. Lab reports (if applicable)
3. Class participation
Person who prepared this description and date of preparation:
Prof. F. W. Smith
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Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
The CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity can be found at
This policy defines cheating as “the unauthorized use or attempted use of material, information, notes, study aids, devices or communication during an academic exercise.” The CUNY Policy on plagiarism says the following about plagiarism (the CUNY Policy can be found in Appendix B.3 of the CCNY Undergraduate Bulletin 2007 -2009 as well as the web site listed above):
Plagiarism is the act of presenting another person’s ideas, research or writings as your own. The following are some examples of plagiarism, but by no means is it an exhaustive list:
1. Copying another person’s actual words without the use of quotation marks and footnotes attributing the words to their source.
2. Presenting another person’s ideas or theories in your own words without acknowledging the source.
3. Using information that is not common knowledge without acknowledging the source.
4. Failing to acknowledge collaborators on homework and laboratory assignments.
5. Internet plagiarism includes submitting downloaded term papers or parts of term papers, paraphrasing or copying information from the internet without citing the source, and “cutting and pasting” from various sources without proper attribution.
The City College Faculty Senate has approved a procedure for addressing violations of academic integrity, which can also be found in Appendix B.3 of the CCNY Undergraduate Bulletin.”