You will attend six lab sessions in the Spring term. You are required to attend all lab sessions. If you miss a lab for any reason such as illness you must make up the lab at another time. You will receive a mark of zero for each lab that you miss and do not make up.


You are required to finish 6 "weights" of experiments in the spring term. The "one weight" experiments are designed so that their data-taking stage can be completed within one three-hour period. However, this will be true only if you have spent some time beforehand in preparation, and fully understand the purpose and method of approach to the experiment you are about to perform. We also expect that you may have to do some of the final analysis outside the lab hours. The  "two weight" experiments take twice as long and count as two "one weight" experiments with the same mark.

The first two experiments, which are required one weight experiments, are "Simple Electric Circuits" and "The Oscilloscope and Noise".

In addition you must complete 4 more weights from a wide range of "free choice" experiments for a total of 6 weights for the course.


Note: You are STRONGLY advised to complete ERRTST appreciably before your deadline in order to avoid long lineups at computer terminals or last-minute emergencies. No extensions of time are possible FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER!

3 February (Thursday)  ERRTST must be completed by this date.
8 April (Friday)      All experimental work in the lab must be completed by this date..
4 April (Monday); [April 11 for P0106] Final date for submission of the Formal Report.
11 April (Monday) All lab work must be completed and handed in by this date.