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


Prof. Bailey is away 20-24 November.
Talk to the Professor supervising your 3rd experiment if you have any questions or issues related to the experiment. Email Prof. Bailey if you have other questions, e.g. about the Formal or Oral exam.

If you have not already done so, please pick up your draft report for peer review from the slots in MP251.

Peer reviews is due Wednesday 22 November by 4pm. Please place in the “Formal Reports” box in MP251 above the return slots.
• Please return reviewed draft with comments and cover sheet in the same envelope you received the draft in.
• Your name should not be on the comments or draft, but should be on the envelope and cover sheet.

Peer reviewed Formal Report drafts will be available for pick-up by 10am on Friday 24 November in the slots in MP251.
• Contact Prof. Natalia Krasnopolskaia in MP251A if you have any questions or problems, or email Prof. Bailey.

Please sign up for your ORAL EXAM on the sign-up sheet posted by the MP251 whiteboard.

Sign up sheets for final experiment interviews should be posted soon; if not, contact the Professor supervising your experiment. You should have this interview soon so the Professor can grade your experiment and return your notebook by 30 November.

Please contact the APL Coordinator (Prof. Bailey) 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 two scheduled lab sections for Fall 2017 are TF9-12 and MR9-12. 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 section times, but they must coordinate with and be considerate of any other 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 17 November 2017