Winter 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.
|Winter 2017 Physics 123 TAs and Sections|
|B123||123 AM Zhengde Ted Zhao||123 BP Chang Sun||123 AR Zhengde Ted Zhao||123 BT Raahul Buch|
|B123||123 BM Matthew Childers||123 BS Raahul Buch||123 BU Dylan Chase-Woods|
|B123||123 AN Tun Sheng Tan||123 BQ Seth Hirsh||123 AS Matthew Childers|
|B123||123 AO Matthew Childers||123 AP Zhengde Ted Zhao|
|B123||123 BN Matthew Childers||123 BR Raahul Buch|
|B123||123 BO Zhengde Ted Zhao||123 AQ Zhengde Ted Zhao|
If you need to attend a different section to make up a lab, see the Lab Section/TA Info page for further details.
TA Office Hours
|Raahul Buch||Friday 11:30am-1:30pm||PAA Study Center|
|Dylan Chase-Woods||Thursday 2:30-3:30pm||PAC 6th Floor Lounge|
|Matthew Childers||Wednesday 2:00-5:00pm & Thursday 3:30-4:30pm||PAC 6th Floor Lounge|
|Tun Sheng Tan||Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm||PAB B231|
|Zhengde Ted Zhao||Monday 10:30am-12:00pm & Tuesday 4:00-5:30pm||PAB B205|
|Sun Chang||Monday 2:00-3:00pm||PAB B147|
|Seth Hirsh||Thursday 9:30-10:30am||PAB B245|
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: Jan. 3-6||Do Pre-Lab 1 and Policies Quiz|
|2: Jan. 9-13||1||Resonance & Standing waves|
|3: Jan. 17-20||2||Waves, Phase & Speed of sound|
|4: Jan. 23-27||3||Light rays & Law of reflection|
|5: Jan. 30 - Feb. 3||4||Mirrors|
|6: Feb. 6-10||5||Lenses|
|7: Feb. 13-17||6||Optical instruments|
|8: Feb. 21-24||7||Diffraction & Interference|
|9: Feb. 27 - Mar. 3||8||Spectra & Planck's constant|
|10: Mar. 6-10||Make-up week. One missed lab only.|
Required Lab Manual, WebAssign and Canvas Webpage
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 of the Department of Physics, Autumn 2015 & Winter 2016, published by Hayden-McNeil (ISBN 978-0-7380-8489-3). It may be purchased at the University Bookstore for $20.00.
Online homework (Pre-Labs and Post-Labs) are done on WebAssign Look here for information about getting on to WebAssign and what to do if you are having trouble with WebAssign access or need to contact someone to solve a WebAssign use problem.
Attendance to the lab sections is recorded on the UW Canvas system, not WebAssign. Contact your instructor to obtain the web address of your Canvas lab course, or look for it on MyUW.
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 50/100 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.||Automatic request from WebAssign for one 24 hr period within 7 days of due date. A 40% penalty is applied. After 7 day period, no make-up allowed.|
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 WebAssign account or billing error. You must contact WebAssign directly through their Customer Support page.
If after reading the above you still have a lab related question please send the lab instructor an email at email@example.com.