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


Lab Notebooks for the second experiment are due Monday 26 February.

  • Don't forget summary abstract as last entry in notebook.
  • Place on Prof's shelf in MP251 to left of whiteboard, or hand to Prof directly.
  • Contact Prof to arrange interview time if Prof does not have a sign-up sheet by the whiteboard in MP251.

Experiment 3 starts Tuesday 27 February. The third experiment assignments are now posted on the whiteboard in MP251. Let me know if I have misspelled your name, or if you can't find your name or are unsure. Please read the names carefully, since some are similar and there are several duplicates that are differentiated by their course number. (e.g. Dale424 would be the Dale in PHY424, while Dale427 would be the Dale taking PHY427.) Contact Prof. Bailey if you wish to switch to a different experiment.

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 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 16 February 2018