Welcome to the Donald A. Glaser Advanced Instrumentation Laboratory
Main Page for Physics 111A Advanced Instrumentation Lab
111 B - go to Experimentation Lab
111 A - go to Instrumentation Lab
All Students come to the Introduction lecture first day of class
in room 282 LeConte Hall at 1:00 PM.
What to do First Before coming to the Physics 111A- Laboratory
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- Read the Syllabus on bCourses before coming to Lab (this is replacing the Instrumentation Lab Syllabus containing previous assignment due dates). Take the Background survey (formerly here: Background Survey ) also on bCourses.
- Talk with students you know that might be taking the class and try and find a lab partner.
- Fill out the Signature Card located on bCourses home page. (Note: Log out of gmail 1st, before accessing the Signature Card)
- Note: Each student must have your picture available in the University of California at Berkeley's bCourses site.
If NOT you must then turn in a PASSPORT PHOTO (not your passport but an actual passport photo) on the first day of Lab for security purposes.
- Read the first lab assignment Lab 1 and complete the Pre-Lab questions before coming to Lab.
- Reference material: References can be found on the Physics Library Site. Also on the 111-Lab computers under network drive\111Lab\BSC Share
- Attention: There is NO eating or drinking in the 111-Lab, by order of the University of California, anywhere except in rooms 282 and 286 LeConte on the benches with the BLUE strip around it.
- NOTE: When you login to the 111-Lab computers, if you can NOT login them, then do the following 1st;
Go to Calnet Active Directory and Synchronize your Calnet name.
- Donate to the Donald A Glaser Advanced Laboratory.
- Thank you from the Staff.
The Instrumentation Lab (previously Basic Semiconductors Circuits Laboratory) is the first semester of the Physics Departments' advanced laboratory class, Physics 111, required for all physics majors. The class consists of approximately 12 labs, and ends with a design project of your own choice. The labs progress from basic instrumentation to frequency dependent components, transistors, op amps, and ends with LabView Programming. Each lab takes approximately two and a half afternoons to complete; one lab is due each week. We are teaching LabView and learning how to control experiments with the use of this software program and computers. This is applied Physics in action. We appreciate the donations received from donors, National Instruments, and a grant from NSF.
Each weeks laboratories exercises are outlined in the laboratory manual.
Several of the laboratories involve simulating circuits with Spice (using the Multisim program). The required simulation files for these exercises are located on the Physics 111-Lab Server only available from within the 111-Lab.
The Laboratory Staff: