Laboratory Procedures and Notebook

The laboratory part of the course consists of a series of experiments that the students will perform working alone. At the first laboratory exercise, the students will be provided with a lab notebook into which all relevant information associated with experiments needs to be recorded. This notebook will come with numbered pages and quadrille ruling. The laboratory exercises will be performed during the 3 hour class period. The data entered into the notebook during that time will be left with the TA for grading. No formal writeup will be required. However, students are cautioned to enter all relevant data and explanations clearly and succinctly so that the TA can easily follow the work done. No erasures or page removal is allowed. If an error is made it should be neatly crossed out and the corrected data re-entered.