2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    Jun 04, 2023  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

PHYS 5920 - Research Project-Based Advanced Laboratory

Goals: To allow students to expand and build upon their current laboratory skill set and problem solving ability by planning and executing a year-long research project.

Content: This full year course is the culmination of all the laboratory experiences within the physics curriculum.  Students will choose a project, based on the search of the research literature. These projects will require many skills including equipment interfacing, computer programming, basic and advanced circuits, optics, using the machine shop to build experimental apparatuses, planning, ordering, and scheduling tasks, preparing a professional report and presentation, and more. Successful completion of this course should fulfill the Individual Ability in Learning (Q) requirement of the Hamline Plan.

Taught: Annually.

Prerequisite: PHYS 3540

Credits: 2 credits fall term, 2 credits spring term