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Equipartition theorem and thermal fluctuations</p>  Equipartition theorem and thermal fluctuations</p>  
<p><b>Fri, Oct. 5 (RECITATION)</b><br>  <p><b>Fri, Oct. 5 (RECITATION)</b><br> 
Revision as of 16:39, 29 August 2007
WEEK  LECTURES & RECITATIONS  LAB  READINGS & ASSIGNMENTS 
Electronics


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Thu, Sep. 6 Fri, Sep. 7 (LECTURE) 

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Tue, Sep. 11 Thu, Sep. 13 Fri, Sep. 14 (RECITATION) 
Mon, Sep. 10  Fri, Sep. 14 
Readings Impedance, frequency response, filters. This brief introduction to diodes will be helpful for working on the labs this week. 
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Tue, Sep. 18 Thu, Sep. 20 Fourier series & integrals; Fourier transform (continuous & discrete) Fri, Sep. 21 (RECITATION) MATLAB tutorial and Lab Report Guidelines 
Mon, Sep. 18  Fri, Sep. 22 
Readings Operational amplifiers. Matlab Tutorial file 1 (the basics) Matlab Tutorial file 2 (curve fitting, etc.)
HOMEWORK SET 1, DUE. 
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Tue, Sep. 25 Thu, Sep. 27 Fri, Sep. 28 
NO LAB MONDAY SEP. 24 Tue, Sep. 25  Fri, Sep. 28 
Readings Tutorial 1: Overview of Fourier Transforms 
Mechanics


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Tue, Oct. 2 Thu, Oct. 4 Fri, Oct. 5 (RECITATION) 
Mon, Oct. 1  Fri, Oct. 5 
Readings A helpful link that discusses spectral leakage when doing spectral analysis. 
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NO LECTURE TUESDAY, OCT. 9 Thu, Oct. 11 Fri, Oct. 12 
NO LAB MONTUE Wed, Oct. 10  Fri, Oct. 12 Lab manual for weeks 5  7: The Atomic Force Microscope 
LAB REPORT #1 (Measuring DNA Melting Curves) DUE 
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Tue, Oct. 16 Thu, Oct. 18 Fri, Oct. 19 (RECITATION) 
Monday, Oct. 15  Friday Oct. 19 Lab manual for weeks 5  7: The Atomic Force Microscope 
HOMEWORK SET 2, DUE. 
Optics


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Tue, Oct. 23 Thu, Oct. 25 Fri, Oct. 26 
Mon, Oct. 22  Fri, Oct. 26 Lab manual for weeks 5  7: The Atomic Force Microscope 
Readings Great Matlab Matrix Indexing Tutorial Nice online microscopy references: 
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Tue, Oct. 30 Thu, Nov. 1 
Mon, Oct. 29  Fri, Nov. 2 Handout on Image Processing 
Readings LAB REPORT #2 (The Atomic Force Microscope) DUE. 
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Tue, Nov. 6 Thursday, Nov. 9 
Mon, Nov. 5  Fri, Nov. 9 
HOMEWORK SET 3 (Image Processing) DUE. 
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Tuesday, Nov. 14 Thursday, Nov. 16 
NO LAB MONDAY NOV. 12 Tue, Nov. 13  Fri, Nov. 16 
Thursday, Nov. 16 @ 8:00pm – Room 56614 
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Tuesday, Nov. 21 NO LECTURE THURSDAY, NOV. 23 
Monday, Nov. 20  Wednesday, Nov. 24 Papers referenced in the lab manual: NO LAB THUFRI 
MATLAB scripts for calculating MSD and G* Three papers about peacock feathers: 
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Tuesday, Nov. 28 Thursday, Nov. 30 
Monday, Nov. 27  Wednesday, Nov. 29 Wednesday, Nov. 29  Friday, Dec. 1 Preprint of AJP paper by Appleyard et al. on the 20.309 traps. 
Thursday, Nov. 30 @ 8:00pm – Room 56614 
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Tuesday, Dec. 5 Thursday, Dec. 7 
Monday, Dec. 4  Wednesday Dec. 6 Thursday, Dec. 7  Friday, Dec. 8 
LAB REPORT #3 (Fluorescence Microscope) due Monday, Dec. 4, by 12:00 noon. 
14  Tuesday, Dec. 12 Thursday, Dec. 14 
Monday, Dec. 11  Wednesday, Dec. 13 
LAB REPORT #4 (Optical Trapping) due Monday, Dec. 11, by 12:00 noon. Tuesday, Dec. 12 (in class) 