PHYSICS 52C Fundamentals of Experimental Physics (2016-2017)

PHYSICS 52C Fundamentals of Experimental Physics

(Required for EE.)
Catalog Data:

PHYSICS 52C Fundamentals of Experimental Physics (Credit Units: 2) Error analysiis: random and systematic errors, curve fitting, nuclear counting, and quantum experiments. Prerequisite: PHYSICS 51A or PHYSICS 61A. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:
  • Measurements
  • Motion in One Dimension
  • Motion in Two Dimensions
  • Relative Motion
  • Newton’s First Law
  • Newton’s Second Law
  • Newton’s Third Law
  • Statistics of Rigid Bodies
  • Applications of Newton’s Laws
  • Gravity
  • Work and Energy
  • Linear Motion and Collisions
  • Rational Dynamics
  • Properties of Matter
Class Schedule:

Meets for each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:
Laboratory Projects:
Professional Component

Contributes toward Mathematics and Basic Science.

Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Lab Report: 60%
  • Quizzes: 20%
  • Final: 20%
  • 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

July 12, 2016
Senate Approved:
January 17, 2006
Approved Effective:
2006 Spring Qtr