# Physics307L:Help

Please contact Dr. Koch with questions. Link to content from 2007 course

## Contents

## How to find primary research references

- NIST CODATA
- Google Scholar
- http://libproxy.unm.edu

## Fitting a line

See this page.

## Grading

See Physics307L:Grading.

## Typesetting in TeX

Wikipedia guide to Tex editing in a Wiki

Harvard's page on typesetting math in TeX

Please note that the $ in TeX should be omitted in the wiki edit.

## Some sample code

**Failed to parse (MathML with SVG or PNG fallback (recommended for modern browsers and accessibility tools): Invalid response ("Math extension cannot connect to Restbase.") from server "https://api.formulasearchengine.com/v1/":): {\displaystyle f(x) = y + z }**

**Failed to parse (MathML with SVG or PNG fallback (recommended for modern browsers and accessibility tools): Invalid response ("Math extension cannot connect to Restbase.") from server "https://api.formulasearchengine.com/v1/":): {\displaystyle g(x) = \frac {z^{2 x}}{t + b_{j , i}} }**

## Wiki Editing Help

Editing wikis (wikipedia)

Guide to editing tables (wikipedia)

## Textbooks

There is no required textbook for the course, but here are two good ones that would help you in your future career as an experimentalist:

- ISBN 093570275X John R. Taylor, An Introduction to Error Analysis: The Study of Uncertainties in Physical Measurements
- ISBN 0079112439 Bevington & Robinson, Data Reduction and Analysis for the Physical Sciences (This is the edition I have...I don't know whether the next edition is much better or not.)

## Magnetic properties

- This PDF from Lakeshore is really helpful for figuring out units in magnetism: Media:Units for Magnetic Properties.pdf

## New Equipment List

2 New Digital Multimeters (R)

More Banana cords

Flashlights

Meter stick

Stop Watches

Digital Caliper

~50 V Source (Excitation Neon)(R)

matlab, mathematica, or maple (as an alternative to labview)

(R indicates equipment that needs replacement)