Analog circuitry: basic amplifier circuits, op-amps for gain, filters and oscillators
Digital circuitry: TTL logic gates, flip-flops and counters, A/D and D/A examples, optical data receiver example
Noise reduction techniques: digital signal averaging, lock-in detection
Counting statistics: scintillation counting system, statistical properties of radiation
Data analysis and presentation: statistical error analysis, error propagation, graphing conventions
Self-scheduled laboratory sessions
Informal reports on circuitry and noise (20% each)
Formal report on counting (25%)
Problem set on data (15%)
Text: Bevington and Robinson, Data Reduction and Error Analysis
Laboratory directions for each exercise.
Extensive topical notes on course web page.
All information is representative only, and is likely to change from year to year.