Mechanical design: Materials and properties, tools and shop practices, mechanical drawing.
Laboratory electronics: Circuit theory, passive and active components, operational amplifier circuits, digital electronics, control theory.
Statistics: Recording and analysis of data, data uncertainty.
Signal recovery and noise
Vacuum technology: Gas theory, outgassing, pumping speed, pressure measurement, pumps, vacuum hardware and design
Lectures M W F 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Laboratory exercises, self-scheduled
Laboratory exercises (45%)
Text: Moore, Davis and Coplan, Building scientific apparatus
P. Horowitz and W. Hill, Art of electronics
All information is representative only, and is likely to change from year to year.