PHYSICS 52A Fundamentals of Experimental Physics (2014-2015)

PHYSICS 52A Fundamentals of Experimental Physics

(Required for AE, CpE, EE and ME.)
Catalog Data:

PHYSICS 52A Fundamentals of Experimental Physics (Credit Units: 2) Optics: lenses, mirrors, polarization, lasers, optical fibers, interference, spectra. Corequisite: PHYSICS 7E or PHYSICS 3C. Physics majors have first consideration for enrollment. . (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:

Required-Physics 52A Laboratory Manual

Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:


Class Schedule:

Meets for 4 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:
Laboratory Projects:
Professional Component
Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Webwork: 10%
  • Lab reports: 50%
  • Final Exam: 40%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

April 15, 2014
Senate Approved:
December 18, 2012
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr