Schedule: 09.09.2019 - 05.12.2019
Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
I - II Autumn (2018-2019, 2019-2020)
Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
After the course student can
- Explain how various physical quantities are transduced into electrical variables.
- Design basic active electronic circuits for measurements.
- Explain the basic working principles of the most common temperature, pressure and displacement sensors as well as the most common vacuum pumps and cryogenic equipment.
- Design a simple filtering circuit with both passive and active components, and explain the basic working principle of phase-sensitive detection.
- Explain how to protect the measurements from resistive, capacitive and inductive coupling of noise.
- Apply the concepts of amplifier noise and measurement sensitivity in order to figure out if a given quantity is measurable.
- Apply concepts of microwave techniques to design basic microwave measurement systems.
- Design an advanced experimental setup dedicated for sensitive measurements in basic research.
Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
The course reviews methods, practices and data processing needed in experimental physics research. Topics addressed include common sensors, amplifiers, filters, measurement systems, vacuum technology, cryogenic techniques, thermometry and computer-aided experiments and data analysis.
Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Participation in teaching and group assignments.
Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Lectures / contact hrs 36 + 24 h (3 + 2)
Preparing for lectures 35 h
Assignment work (group+independent) 40 h
Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
This course will replace the course Tfy-3.4411 Experimental Methods in Physics.
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Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Registration via WebOodi.