**PHYS 250 / ENPH 252;
Winter 2015**

**Experimental Methods
**

Office: 308 D

Phone: 613-533-2718

Email: courteau@astro.queensu.ca

Week 1a: Basic Introduction; Taylor Chapter 1-2

Week 1b: Propagation of Errors; Chapter 3

Week 2a: Random Errors; Chapter 4

Week 2b: Normal Distribution; Chapter 5

Week 3: Rejection of Data, Chapter 6, Weighted Averages, Chapter 7

Week 4: Least-squares fitting, Chapter 8, Tutorial (Monday) and Quiz 1 (Wed)

Week 5a: Correlation and Covariance, Chapter 9

Week 5b: Correlation and Covariance, Chapter 9

Week 6a: Binomial Distribution, Chapter 10

Week 6b: Poisson distribution and Chi-squared statistic, Chapters 11 & 12

Week 7: Reading Week

Week 8: [No class on Feb 23] Tutorial (Feb 25)

Week 9: Quiz 2 (Mar 2nd)

Chapter 3 3.24, 3.28, 3.33, 3.39 Solutions

Chapters 4-5 4.18, 4.22, 4.26, 5.13, 5.16, 5.6, 5.23 Solutions

Chapters 6-8 6.4, 6.5 6.7, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 8.15, 8.16, 8.25 Solutions

Chapters 9-10 9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 9.9, 9.10, 9.15, 10.11, 10.14, 10.15, 10.18 Solutions

Chapter 10 10.11 10.20 10.21 Solutions

Chapter 11-12 11.6, 11.9, 11.15, 11.20, 12.4, 12.14, 12.16 Solutions

Quiz 1 will be held in the classroom on Wednesday, Jan. 28th

Quiz 2 will be held in the classroom on Monday, March 2nd

Ground rules for both exams: You should bring your Casio 991 calculator or equivalent
(e.g., gold sticker).

Equivalent calculators are ones that do not have memory storage
capabilities or the ability for wireless communication.
If you have questions about
the suitability of your calculator, please bring it to lecture before the exam
and we can check it there.

I will provide you with an equation summary sheet. A copy of it is shown
here