Advanced Physics Laboratory - Course Homepage
PHY424/426/428/429 (A&S) and PHY327/427/428/429 (EngSci)
Contact Prof. Harlick if you have any questions about the Advanced Physics Lab.
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 are TF9-12, but the laboratories are open Monday-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 and Hazards you may encounter in this course. 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.
Course information is available on Quercus.
List of Experiments
Python Data Analysis Examples
Other Materials and Resources for this Course
If you have any questions, or notice any mistakes or out-dated website material, please contact the Lab Coordinator: Ania Harlick.