8.13-14 Experimental Physics I & II "Junior Lab", Fall 2004-Spring 2005
Author(s)Becker, Ulrich J.
Experimental Physics I & II "Junior Lab"
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Junior Lab consists of two undergraduate courses in experimental physics. The courses are offered by the MIT Physics Department, and are usually taken by Juniors (hence the name). Officially, the courses are called Experimental Physics I and II and are numbered 8.13 for the first half, given in the fall semester, and 8.14 for the second half, given in the spring. The purposes of Junior Lab are to give students hands-on experience with some of the experimental basis of modern physics and, in the process, to deepen their understanding of the relations between experiment and theory, mostly in atomic and nuclear physics. Each term, students choose 5 different experiments from a list of 21 total labs.
Junior Lab, experimental, atomic, nuclear, physics, optics, photoelectric effect, poisson, statistics, electromagnetic pulse, compton scattering, Franck-Hertz experiment, relativistic dynamics, nuclear magnetic resonance, spin echoes, cosmic-ray muons, Rutherford Scattering, emission spectra, neutron physics, Johnson noise, shot noise, quantum mechanics, alpha decay, radio astrophysics, Zeeman effect, rubidium, Mössbauer, spectroscopy, X-Ray physics, superconductivity, Doppler-free, laser