# Physics307L F09:Help

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Please contact Dr. Koch with questions. Link to content from 2007 course

## Contents |

## How to find primary research references

- NIST CODATA
- Google Scholar
- http://libproxy.unm.edu

## Fitting a line

See this page.

## Grading

## Typesetting in TeX

Wikipedia guide to Tex editing in a Wiki

Harvard's page on typesetting math in TeX

Please note that the $ in TeX should be omitted in the wiki edit.

## Some sample code

*f*(*x*) = *y* + *z*

## Wiki Editing Help

Editing wikis (wikipedia)

Guide to editing tables (wikipedia)

## Textbooks

There is no required textbook for the course, but here are two good ones that would help you in your future career as an experimentalist:

- ISBN 093570275X John R. Taylor, An Introduction to Error Analysis: The Study of Uncertainties in Physical Measurements
- ISBN 0079112439 Bevington & Robinson, Data Reduction and Analysis for the Physical Sciences (This is the edition I have...I don't know whether the next edition is much better or not.)

## Magnetic properties

- This PDF from Lakeshore is really helpful for figuring out units in magnetism: Media:Units for Magnetic Properties.pdf

## New Equipment List

2 New Digital Multimeters (R)

More Banana cords

Flashlights

Meter stick

Stop Watches

Digital Caliper

~50 V Source (Excitation Neon)(R)

matlab, mathematica, or maple (as an alternative to labview)

(R indicates equipment that needs replacement)