Physics 107: Light, Perception, Photography

& Visual Phenomena Laboratory

Fall 2011

Instructor:   Dr. Dieter Brill   email: brill@umd.edu     TA:   TBA

Class sections (all in room PHY3214):
0101 Tu........ 9:00am-10:50am
0201 Tu........ 2:00pm- 3:50pm
0501 W.........12:00pm- 1:50pm
0701 Th........10:00am-11:50am
0801 Th........ 2:00pm- 3:50pm

Textbook: Physics 107 Laboratory Manual, current edition.
This manual explains all the procedures and the grading of the lab. Please read the introductory material and the instructions for experiment 1 before you come to class the week of September 6.

Schedule of experiments (note that the session of week 1 is short, only to acquaint you with the laboratory):

Week

Dates

Expt

Experiment

 

 

 

 

1

Aug 31 Sep 01

- -

Instructor meets students in lab.

2

Sep 06 Sep 08

1

Camera Obscura

3

Sep 13 Sep 15

2

Pinhole Camera

4

Sep 20 Sep 22

3

Light Reflection, Mirrors and Images

5

Sep 27 Sep 29

4

Light Refraction

6

Oct 04 Oct 06

5

Images Shaped Surfaces, Simple Lenses

 

 

 

 

7

Oct 11 Oct 13

2-6

Make-Up Week

 

 

 

 

8

Oct 18 Oct 20

6

More Simple Lenses

9

Oct 25 Oct 27

7

The Camera

10

Nov 01 Nov 03

8

Polarized Light and Birefringence

11

Nov 08 Nov 10

9

Light Interference

12

Nov 15 Nov 17

10

Light Diffraction

 

 

 

 

13

Nov 22 Nov 24

None

Thanksgiving Week No Labs

 

 

 

 

14

Nov 29 Dec 01

11

Diffraction Gratings, Color and Holography

 

 

 

 

15

Dec 06 Dec 8

7 - 11

Make-Up Week

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 13

 

Last Day of Classes

 

Dec 14

 

Reading Day

16

Dec 15 Dec 21

None

Final Exams

 

Dec 21

- -

Main Winter Commencement Ceremony