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2020/2021

Foundations of Physical Measurements 1

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02ZM1 ZK 2 2P+0C
Lecturer:
Petr Chaloupka (guarantor), Libor Škoda
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Department of Physics
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Abstract:

The lecture is designed for students of physical specializations (Experimental particle physics, Physical engineering, Nuclear engineering), however, it can be attended by students of other branches. The goal of the lecture is to introduce the basics of physical measurements, the methods of processing and evaluation of acquired data on a PC. Students learn the basic habits of work in a physics lab.

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Outline of the lecture:

1. Physical quantities and units.

2. Basic methods of measurement.

3. General structure of an experiment.

4. Basic concepts of statistics.

5. Evaluation of data and measurement errors.

6. Evaluation of data on a PC.

7. Measurement of length, mass, time; mechanical and thermal measurements.

8. Electrical measurements – analogue and digital measurement apparatus, oscilloscope, XY recorder, frequency generator.

9. Computer in an experiment.

10. Presentation of an experimental results.

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Key references:

[1] J. H. Moore, M. A. Coplan, S. C. Greer, Building a Scientific Apparatus, Cambridge University Press 2009

[2] J. D. Wilson, C. A. Hernández-Hall, Physics Laboratory Experiments, Cengage Learning, 2014

Recommended references:

[3] C. Tilley and J. Nicholson: Practical Experiments in Physics, Blake Education, Leichhardt, 2002

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