Topic 
Description 
Author 
Format 
Barometer 
An introduction to using a Mercury Barometer, also known as a Fortin
Barometer. Requires Flash; uses videos in RealMedia, QuickTime or
mpeg format. (137k) 
David M. Harrison 
html 
Error Analysis:html pdf 
A series of documents on error analysis in the experimental physical
sciences. The discussion is at a beginning University level. (The
first document size is 4.5k; the full set of documents in pdf format
is a single file of size 440k). This series of documents was written in 2001. A new series of documents written in 2013 is based on the GUM and is available below under the title Uncertainty in Physical Measurements. 
David M. Harrison 
html and pdf 
Error Propagation 
Propagation of errors of precision using Mathematica and
the Experimental Data Analyst package. This brief discussion
is suitable for students at all levels who need to do a fair amount
of error propagation calculations. (8k) 
David M. Harrison 
html 
Fitting Techniques 
A brief introduction to fitting data to models. The emphasis is
on leastsquares techniques. The level is somewhat beyond what we
expect from a typical first year student. (43k) 
David M. Harrison 
pdf 
Flash Animations
for Physics 
An index to various Flash animations for physics. (12k). 
David M. Harrison 
html 
Fourier
Transform, A Brief Introduction 
A brief introduction to Fourier series, Fourier transforms, discrete
Fourier transforms of time series, and the Fourier transform package
in the Python programming langauge. (174k) 
David M. Harrison 
pdf 
The Laboratory
Notebook 
Extracts of a topquality laboratory notebook. (3k) 
Richard E. Azuma and David M. Harrison 
html 
LabVIEW Tutorials 
LabVIEW is a software tool from National
Instruments for data acquisition and process control. The link
to the left provides access to a 10part tutorial in using LabVIEW
and a onepage summary document. 
James R. Drummond 
pdf 
LeastSquares Fitting 
A discussion of the design principles for a leastsquares fitter suitable for use in analysing data from the physical sciences and engineering. (228k) 
David M. Harrison 
html 
Manometers 
A small document on using a manometer to measure a pressure. (64k) 
David M. Harrison 
html 
Micrometer 
Using a Micrometer. Requires Flash. (86k) 
David M. Harrison 
html 
Microprocessor Interfacing Techniques 
The link to the left provides access to a thirteenpart set of lecture
notes from a course in microprocessor interfacing; the course is taken
by upper year students and by graduate students. 
James R. Drummond 
pdf 
Monte Carlo Simulation 
Discusses the computer generation of events obeying some statistical
model using Monte Carlo simulation. Brief reviews of Special Relativity
and High Energy physics are also provided, and a small discussion
of the generation of pseudorandom numbers is included. Used by upper
year physics majors and specialists. (47k) 
David M. Harrison 
pdf 
The Oscilloscope 
An introduction to the basic use of an oscilloscope to measure voltages
as a function of time. Requires Flash. (42k) 
David M. Harrison 
html 
Time Series Analysis

The link to the left provides access to a series of lecture notes
on time series analysis from a course taken by upper year students. 
David M. Harrison 
pdf 
Uncertainty in Physical Measurements 
The link to the left provides access to a series of documents on uncertainty in physical measurements. They are intended for beginning university students in the physical sciences, and are based on the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM). They were written in 2013. An earlier effort at teaching this material is the Error Analysislink above. 
David M. Harrison 
html 
Vernier, Reading a 
A small document on reading a Vernier scale. (56k) 
David M. Harrison 
html 
Visualisation and Transformation of Data 
A brief discussion of techniques for exploration of data with visualisation
and transformation. Not terribly technical, but does examine techniques
often considered to be advanced. (51k) 
David M. Harrison 
html 