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Abstract Title: Intermediate and Advanced Physics Laboratories: Breadth and Depth in Experimental Physics
Abstract: The Intermediate and Advanced Physics Laboratories are two stand-alone courses in the Ithaca College Physics curriculum.   In the Intermediate Lab, students learn basic error propagation and least-squares fitting, data collection and analysis, and lab notebook use, while conducting six different experiments that span classical  and modern physics.  In Advanced Lab, students propose, prepare, conduct, and analyze two experiments of their own design, and write their results using the approved APS style in LaTeX.  In this way, the Ithaca College Physics Department gives its students a breadth of experience in canonical measurements using a traditional advanced lab curriculum in Intermediate Lab, while also exposing the students to a more realistic, open-ended experimental physics experience in Advanced Lab.
Abstract Type: Poster
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Session: Session II - Syllabi Poster Session

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Matthew C. Sullivan
Ithaca College
953 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850