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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 8.13-14 (Fall 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Experimental Physics I & II "Junior Lab" 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Physics 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Physics Department
    Faculty, Lecturers,
    & Technical Staff

  • Course Introduction:

  • 8.13-14 Experimental Physics I & II "Junior Lab"

    Fall 2007 - Spring 2008

    Course Highlights

    8.13-14 Experimental Physics I & II "Junior Lab"

    Fall 2007 - Spring 2008

    Equipment set-up for experiment on relativistic dynamics.
    Equipment set-up for experiment on relativistic dynamics: the relations among energy, momentum, and velocity of electrons and the measurement of e/m. (Image courtesy of MIT Junior Lab staff.)

    Course Description

    Junior Lab consists of two undergraduate courses in experimental physics. The courses are offered by the MIT Physics Department, and are usually taken by Juniors (hence the name). Officially, the courses are called Experimental Physics I and II and are numbered 8.13 for the first half, given in the fall semester, and 8.14 for the second half, given in the spring.

    The purposes of Junior Lab are to give students hands-on experience with some of the experimental basis of modern physics and, in the process, to deepen their understanding of the relations between experiment and theory, mostly in atomic and nuclear physics. Each term, students choose 5 different experiments from a list of 21 total labs.

    Technical Requirements

    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .m and .dat.


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