Experimental Methods in Physics

This course is designed to give students an introduction to programming in LabVIEW for data acquisition, analysis and automation of laboratory equipment. It will fully immerse students in the LabVIEW environment by giving hands on experience and culminate in students developing their own acquisition and/or automation programs for research laboratory use. Topics to be discussed are: 1) basics of computer based instruments and communication 2) fundamentals of graphical programming in LabVIEW, 3) data analysis, 4) data acquisition, and 5) control of stand-alone instrumentation using common laboratory instruments. Prerequisites: No previous computer programming experience required.