Physics307L:People/Boeck/Oscilloscope

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Summary:

SJK 15:17, 29 September 2010 (EDT)
15:17, 29 September 2010 (EDT)There is some good summary here, however, the fall time measurements are missing.  You future labs (e.g., e-diffraction which is next) You will need to report final measurements along with uncertainty.  For example, "52 ms + / - 1 ms  where 1 ms is the standard error of the mean."  I think this lab was complicated for you by the lack of familiarity with the electronic tools, so keep working on those so it helps and doesn't impede you!
15:17, 29 September 2010 (EDT)
There is some good summary here, however, the fall time measurements are missing. You future labs (e.g., e-diffraction which is next) You will need to report final measurements along with uncertainty. For example, "52 ms + / - 1 ms where 1 ms is the standard error of the mean." I think this lab was complicated for you by the lack of familiarity with the electronic tools, so keep working on those so it helps and doesn't impede you!


The oscilloscope laboratory exercise was to familiarize one with the operation and calibration of the oscilloscope in combination with other instrumentation, e.g. the signal generator, voltmeter, etc.. In doing so it was necessary to observe the RC-circuit's (resistor capacitor) rise and fall times to facillitate calibration or expectation of oscilloscope interaction since a composite result is the actual case as is in the example of rise time when it is zero, but shows as a finite time.

Observations/Analysis:

This produced familiarity with the operation of the various controls and their function. The other half of observing the oscilloscope with the phase difference modified to different levels on the "x-y" triggers was considerably more interesting, although fundamental operation and knowledge is necessary before preceeding to this section.

Link to primary notebook: http://openwetware.org/wiki/User:Derick_S._Boeck/Notebook/Junior_Lab/2010/09/06#Oscilloscope_lab

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