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Advice on Lab Experiments

  1. Sep 22, 2015 #1
    I have just entered the 3rd year of a Physics degree and I am required to choose four experiments from the following for the practical laboratory.
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    Ive had a decent look into subject area each experiment embodies but I feel I dont have a good jist of how they really are, and I know I dont have the knowledge on these experiments that PF does. Do any of these strike out at you as a great experiment or one that maybe has great knowledge value. Thanks guys.
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  3. Sep 22, 2015 #2


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    By third year you should have some idea of the generic area of physics you want to study. That should really be the guide you use to pick the experiments to do.

    For example, if you planned to be a nuke or to do particle physics, then it is pretty obvious where to look on that list. If you plan to work in solid state physics, doing something with crystals or semi-conductors, or electronics, or something like that, then it is equally obvious where to look. If you planned to do medical physics or health physics then it's easy to pick one or two on that list, and a little harder to pick the rest.

    Maybe what you need is to read the Wikipedia pages on each of these topics and see what grabs you.

    Generally speaking, you want to treat university as an "all you can learn" buffet. So you want to do the labs that will make it easier for you to learn the stuff you want to for the remaining time you are in uni.
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