Designed to accompany the theory courses Thermal Physics and Oscillations, Waves & Optics, this laboratory course explores their experimental foundations.
Students will be introduced to the properties of light as a wave: interference, diffraction, and polarisation, through conceptually rich experiments like the Michelson Interferometer. In addition, mechanical systems which exhibit oscillatory behaviour, like coupled pendula and capillary waves, will also be studied. Students will also be introduced to ideas of thermometry and calibration.
Pre-requisites: Physics Lab I.