Autumn Quarter 2017
Instructor: Prof. Henry Lubatti
Office: Physics/Astronomy B301
Office Hours: By appointment: please phone or email.
Meeting Times and Locations
The Waves & Optics Lab meets in Room B123. In the schedule below, the TA's email address is linked to the TA's name.
|Autumn 2017 Physics 123 TAs and Sections|
|B123||123 BN Samuel Kowash||123 AS Alexander Hornoff|
|B123||123 AN Alexander Hornoff||123 BQ Christopher Munley|
|B123||123 BO Christopher Munley||123 AQ Samuel Kowash||123 AT Zachary Bednarke|
|B123||123 BM Alexander Hornoff||123 AO Michael Pun||123 BR Michael Pun|
|B123||123 AM Alexander Hornoff||123 BP Michael Pun||123 AR Zachary Bednarke|
|B123||123 BS Zachary Bednarke|
If you need to attend a different section to make up a lab, see the Lab Section/TA Info page for further details.
To find the further information concerning your lab section, consult your MyUW page, or the official UW registrar's time schedule:
The first Pre-Lab homework is due before the first meeting.
|1: Sep. 27-29||Do Pre-Lab 1|
|2: Oct. 2-6||1||Resonance & Standing waves|
|3: Oct. 9-13||2||Waves, Phase & Speed of sound|
|4: Oct. 16-20||3||Light rays & Law of reflection|
|5: Oct. 23-27||4||Mirrors|
|6: Oct. 30 - Nov. 3||5||Lenses|
|7: Nov. 6-10||6||Optical instruments|
|8: Nov. 13-17||7||Diffraction & Interference|
|9: Nov. 20-22||Holiday week - No Lab Meetings|
|10: Nov. 27 - Dec. 1||8||Spectra & Planck's constant|
|11: Dec. 4-8||Make-up week. One missed lab only.|
Because you will record your experimental results in the manual, you must have an unused copy of the current manual to participate in the class:
Physics 123: Waves & Optics Laboratory, by the Faculty & Staff of the Department of Physics, Autumn 2017 and Winter, Spring & Summer 2018, published by Hayden-McNeil (ISBN 978-0-7380-9159-4). It may be purchased at the University Bookstore for $20.00.
All course records are kept on the UW Canvas system. You should be able to see the courses you are registered for when you log into Canvas including Physics 123.
Online lab homework (Pre-Labs and Post-Labs) are accessed through Canvas, but are hosted by MasteringPhysics (the same system as is used for lecture homework.) To access the Pre-Labs and Post-Labs, look under MyLab & Mastering link on Canvas.
To see your In-Class attendance, look under Grades on Canvas.
Course Structureand Grades
The lab course has two required parts: (1) a weekly two-hour lab session and (2) online homework with both Pre-Lab and Post-Lab components. This link describes the course structure in detail.
A student must pass both the In-Class and the Homework parts of the lab course in order to pass the full physics 123 5 credit course. To pass the In-Class part of the lab the student must attend at least 6 In-Class sessions (either as regularly scheduled or as make-up), that is, get a minimum of 60/80 In-Class points. To pass the Homework part the student must earn at least 50%, or a minimum of 48/96 of the lab Homework points. Failure of either part of the lab will result in a grade of 0.0 for the entire 5 credit Physics 12x course (lecture+lab+tutorial).
Due Dates and Make-up Work
|Assignment||Due date & time||Make up policy|
|Online Pre-Lab||Sunday night, 11:59 PM before lab session begins.||Never.|
|In-class session||Attendance required at scheduled time for section.||Attend another session during week, or attend make-up week session.|
|Online Post-Lab||Sunday night, 11:59 PM, following lab session.||20% reduction for every day late.|
Attendance is required to the regularly scheduled lab section. The TA will initial the lab papers at the end of the In-Class session and record satisfactory completion of the In-Class part. Students must have the TA's final initials in order to assure credit for attending the session.
Make-ups are allowed during another session in the same week, or one lab may be made-up during the make-up week without special permission(plus one more with special permission).
In some cases, missed work may be excused. This link explains the policies.
Before sending an email note the following:
- Make sure you have read the course syllabus and lab pages completely.
- TAs names and email addresses should be listed above.
- Requests for changes in registration are handled by the Program Coordinator, Susan Miller, in room C-136 in the Physics/Astronomy building.
- No one in the physics department can fix problems with your MyLab & Mastering account or a billing error. These need to be sent directly to MyLab & Mastering student customer support.
If after reading the above you still have a lab related question please send the lab instructor an email at email@example.com.