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Course materials are the work of current and prior course staff. Slides and supplementary materials labeled "EVC" are due to Eugene Colla, who is also a coauthor on most of the course lectures.
Week #  Week of  Lecture  Lab  Due 

1  January 16  MLK DAY NO LECTURE 
Tools of the Classical Lab
Writeup, Slides [EVC] 

2  January 23  Introduction to Physics 401 Slides Counting Statistics Slides 
Counting Statistics and Data Analysis Writeup; Error propagation PS (Enrichment: draft Python analysis tutorial w/data) 

3  January 30  Transients and oscillations in RLC circuits Slides 
Transients in RLC circuits Writeup 
Counting Statistics; Error propagation 
4  February 6  Noise & error analysis I Slides 
Report workshop  RLC transients 
5  February 13  Frequency domain analysis Slides 
Frequency domain analysis of linear circuits using synchronous detections Writeup 

6  February 20  Pulses in transmission lines Slides 
Pulses in transmission lines Writeup 
Frequency domain 
7  February 27  Millikan oil drop experiment Slides 
Millikan oil drop I Writeup Millikan analysis notes 
Transmission lines 
8  March 6  Noise & error analysis II Slides 
Millikan oil drop II Same writeup as above 

9  March 13  SPRING BREAK  
10  March 20  Torsional oscillator I Slides 
Torsional oscillator I Writeup Turbulent damping analysis notes 
Millikan 
11  March 27  Torsional oscillator II Slides 
Torsional oscillator II Same writeup as above 

12  April 3  Microwave Slides 
Microwave Writeup 
Torsional oscillator 
13  April 10  AC measurement of magnetic susceptibility I Slides 
AC measurement of magnetic susceptibility I Writeup 
Microwave 
14  April 17  AC measurement of magnetic susceptibility II Slides 
AC measurement of magnetic susceptibility II Same writeup as above Temperature controller notes Magnetic materials references 

15  April 24  Report help session  AC measurement of magnetic susceptibility III Same writeup as above 

16  May 1  No lecture  NO LAB (Reading Day 04May)  
17  May 8  Final Report and Resubmissions Due Thursday 11May, 11:59pm 