Author: Walter F. Smith
Publisher: CRC Press
This textbook provides the underlying knowledge and skills needed to understand and utilize the most common and important experimental and data analysis techniques in physics. The reader is presented with the tools to design, assemble, and debug experimental apparatus, and to use it to take meaningful data. The contents start with an introduction to key topics such as troubleshooting, statistical methods, and the scientific method, then progressing through a sequence of experiments that encompass each major subfield of physics. Experiments lay out background theory, procedures and equipment, conceptual questions, safety instructions, examples, and troubleshooting exercises.