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Advanced Physics Laboratory - Course Homepage

PHY424/426/428/429 (A&S) and PHY327/427/428/429 (EngSci)


The First Experiments for the Advanced Physics Lab are now posted on the whiteboard in MP251. Students start this experiment on Friday 18 September.

Prof. Bailey's Introductory Lecture Slides from Tuesday 15 September 2015 are now available.

Please contact Prof. Bailey if you have any questions.

The goal of the Advanced Physics Laboratory is for students to learn more about how to measure and model physical systems, and communicate that knowledge. Students have the opportunity to work on interesting challenging experiments, deepen their understanding of the underlying Physics, and to further develop laboratory, analysis, and communication skills.

Our main office is MP251 in the North Wing of McLennan Physical Labs, phone: 416-978-8803.

The official lab sessions during the spring and fall semesters are Tuesdays 9:10-noon and Fridays 10:10-1:00pm.   The laboratories are also open Monday through Friday 9:10-4:50pm, if students wish to also also on experiments outside the official lab sessions.

Safety is very important to everyone involved in the Advanced Physics Labs.   Students must be familiar with the safety information in the Course Outline, and the safety information provided for their experiments.   Students should also be familiar with the Health and Safety Web Site of the Physics Department.   In particular, there is important information on Emergency Responses, Hazards you may encounter in this course, and Safety Training.   Before starting any experiment, please read the provided handout carefully, discuss any potential safety issues with the supervising professor, and use any necessary safety equipment.

If you have any questions, or notice any mistakes or out-dated website material, please contact the Lab Coordinator: David Bailey.

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Last updated on 15 September 2015