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==Announcements==  
==Announcements==  
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*For lab demo tomorrow, we will meet on the 2nd floor of NE47 (500 Technology Square) across the street from the McGovern Center (Brain and Cog building).  We will divide the class into two groups.  People with last names from A-L, please come at 12:00 and people with last names from M-Z please come at 12:30.
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*Lecture notes for 3D Microscopy II: Multiphoton Microscopy posted.
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*Lecture notes for 3D Microscopy I: Confocal Microscopy posted.
*Thank you for reminding me that I have forgotten to give you the images to process for the Fourier problem in HW8.  They are now posted in MATLAB file format.  I have also included the Perlman paper that I mentioned in the homework and hopefully it makes the last problem clearer.  Good luck.
*Thank you for reminding me that I have forgotten to give you the images to process for the Fourier problem in HW8.  They are now posted in MATLAB file format.  I have also included the Perlman paper that I mentioned in the homework and hopefully it makes the last problem clearer.  Good luck.
*Lecture note for Advanced Fluorescence Microscopy II posted.
*Lecture note for Advanced Fluorescence Microscopy II posted.
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==Deadlines Update==
==Deadlines Update==
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*Lecture on Friday 11/14
 
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*MODULE III REPORT DUE Monday  11/17
 
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*Lecture Tuesday 11/18
 
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*Student presentations on 11/20
 
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*Lecture Friday 11/21
 
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*Student presentations Tuesday 11/25
*Student presentations Tuesday 11/25
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*PSET #8 DUE Monday, 12/1 at 12:00 PM. No exceptions. (note change ONCE again)
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*PSET #8 DUE Thursday 11/25 (note change again)
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*Thanksgiving holiday 11/27-28
*Thanksgiving holiday 11/27-28
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*12/9 will be the last day to work in the lab on your final project
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*12/5 will be the last day to work in the lab on your final project
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*Final project poster will be due at 4:59 PM on 12/10
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*Very informal poster session and class party at 5:00 PM on 12/10
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*Final project report will be due on 12/10
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20.309: Biological Instrumentation and Measurement

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Announcements

  • For lab demo tomorrow, we will meet on the 2nd floor of NE47 (500 Technology Square) across the street from the McGovern Center (Brain and Cog building). We will divide the class into two groups. People with last names from A-L, please come at 12:00 and people with last names from M-Z please come at 12:30.
  • Lecture notes for 3D Microscopy II: Multiphoton Microscopy posted.
  • Lecture notes for 3D Microscopy I: Confocal Microscopy posted.
  • Thank you for reminding me that I have forgotten to give you the images to process for the Fourier problem in HW8. They are now posted in MATLAB file format. I have also included the Perlman paper that I mentioned in the homework and hopefully it makes the last problem clearer. Good luck.
  • Lecture note for Advanced Fluorescence Microscopy II posted.
  • Lecture note for Advanced Fluorescence Microscopy I posted.
  • Homework 8 posted, due right before Thanksgiving.


Announcement Archives


  • New lab hours:
Lab Opening Hours
Monday10:00-7:00
Tuesday1:00-11:00
Wednesday10:00-9:00
Thursday1:00-9:00
Friday1:00-7:00

Course Documents

Documents This includes documents related to psets, quizes, labs, and lectures

Deadlines Update

  • Student presentations Tuesday 11/25
  • PSET #8 DUE Monday, 12/1 at 12:00 PM. No exceptions. (note change ONCE again)
  • Thanksgiving holiday 11/27-28
  • 12/9 will be the last day to work in the lab on your final project
  • Final project poster will be due at 4:59 PM on 12/10
  • Very informal poster session and class party at 5:00 PM on 12/10


Course packet and readings

Course packet

20.309 course packet (schedule, reading assignments, lab modules, and homework: 3.5 MB pdf file)

Readings

Readings for the first half of the course are available in a single (32 MB pdf) file, located in the readings folder of the course locker. The course locker is available on all lab machines, Project Athena machines, and via AFS.

To access the locker from a Project Athena machine, type: attach 20.309 and then cd ~20.309.

The full AFS path to the readings folder is: \\afs\athena.mit.edu\course\20\20.30\Students\Readings.

You can also download the file directly at this link. The login and password will be provided in lecture.

(Due to copyright restrictions, this file cannot be posted on Openwetware.)

This Week

10/6-10/10
Lecture & Recitation
Tuesday

Mechanical Systems

Thursday

Ultimate limits of force and position detection

Friday

Student Presentations

Optional reading
Homework
  • Homework #5 due on Oct 24 at noon
Lab
  • Module 2: Thermal noise measurement

Week 4

9/29-10/3
Lecture & Recitation
Tuesday

Convolution

Thursday

Application of Convolution Theorem

Friday

Lab 1 Requirements and Intro to Lab 2

Optional reading
Homework
Lab

Week 3

9/15-9/20
Lecture & Recitation
Tuesday

Intro to Fourier Analysis Quiz #2 Solutions

Thursday

Power Spectral Density, Noise and Bandwidth (blackboard)

Friday

Sampling and Discrete Analysis

Optional reading
Homework
Lab

Week 2

9/15-9/20
Lecture & Recitation
Tuesday

Op-amps and negative feedback (blackboard) Quiz #1 Solutions

Thursday

Op-amp applications

Friday

The reality of op-amps

Optional reading
Homework
Lab

Week 1

9/8-9/12
Lecture & Recitation
Tuesday

RC Circuits

Thursday

Filters

Friday

Thermodynamics of DNA melting

Optional reading
Homework
Lab
  • Module 0: Introduction to Electronics

Week 0

9/4-9/5
Lecture & Recitation
Tuesday
  • No lecture
Thursday
Friday
Optional reading
  • No optional readings this week
Homework
  • None assigned
Lab
  • Lab opens 9/8


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