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Courses - Spring 2019
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PHYS174
Physics Laboratory Introduction
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Corequisite: MATH140.
Recommended: High school physics.
Introduces students to the techniques of data gathering and analysis. This course will lay a foundation for higher-level labs in physics and the physical sciences. Students will learn to use laboratory equipment such as calipers, meters, oscilloscopes, and computer interfaces. Techniques of measurement and error analysis will be presented. Students will be taught to use the computer for data analysis with an emphasis on using spreadsheets.