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


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Contact the APL Coordinator (Prof. Bailey) if you have any questions about the 2017-18 Advanced Physics Lab.

Don't panic if you want to enrol in the Advanced Physics Lab but have another course that conflicts with the Lab. It is less than ideal, but we can usually accommodate an hour absence during a lab period. If the conflict is for more than one hour, please consult with the Lab Coordinator. When you are missing parts of the regular lab period, it is your responsibility to ensure that you still speak every lab period with the Lab Demo and Professor for your experiment.

The lab has two sections with official lab periods 9am-noon on either Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday. Contact the Lab Coordinator if you are currently enrolled in the Tuesday/Friday lab section but would prefer to be in the Monday/Thursday Section.

The goal of the Advanced Physics Laboratory is for students to learn more about how to measure and model physical systems, and how to 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 two scheduled lab sections for Fall 2017 are TF9-12 and MR9-12. The laboratories are open Monday through Friday 9:00-4:50 pm, since many experiments require set-up and measurements that cannot be accomplished within one 3-hour lab session. When the lab is open, students can work on experiments outside the official lab section times, but they must coordinate with any student in the other section working on the same experiment, and must stay in close touch with the professor supervising their experiment.

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. You must 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 24 July 2017