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


Peer reviewed Draft Formal Reports can be picked up from the slots in MP251.

If you have not already signed up for an Oral Exam time on the sheet under the whiteboard in MP251, please do so immediately.

There will be a Formal Report office hour in MP251 on Monday 26 March 1:30-2:30pm for students with last minute questions or needing help with their final report. Contact Prof. Bailey for help at other times. Instructions and help are available from the Formal Report Guidelines; it is especially important that you have read and understood the section on Plagiarism.

The final Formal Report is due in paper by 4pm on Wednesday 28 March and also the electronic version by 11:59pm the same day. Paper Formal Reports may be given to Prof. Bailey, or placed in the "Formal Reports" box in MP251.

Oral Exams start Thursday 29 March. Once all students have signed up, the schedule will be posted outside MP251. Please BE ON TIME for your exam! Don’t forget to BRING YOUR NOTEBOOKS TO THE EXAM; you may refer to them, and we may want to see them, e.g. for diagrams or data. Before the exam, please read the Oral Exam Guidelines.

Please also pick up a Lab Survey in MP251. This survey provides us with information not available from the official course evaluations. Your feedback greatly helps us improve the lab, so please fill out this survey and place in the sealed box in MP251.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need help.

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 official lab periods for Winter 2018 are TF9-12, but the laboratories are open Monday through Friday 9:10am-4 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 periods, but 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 22 March 2018