PHYS375 is a three (3) credit laboratory course that meets
four hours a week. Its primary objective consists of learning physics
through expermimental investigation. The topics of study are related to
optics and the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter.
Specifically, you will study the nature of light -- its ray, wave and
quantum character. You will use your understanding of this nature to
study atomic spectra as well. This course will allow you to develop
practical laboratory skills including experimental design and
experimental error or uncertainty inherent in all measurement. The
format of the course consists of approximately seven experiments. You
will develop lab reports for each of these and give a 15 min
presentation on the result of one of your experiments.