Modern Physics
Below is the lab schedule for 74:275 Modern Physics for Term 1, 2020-2021 year. 

Labs begin at 1:40pm on Mondays online via zoom.  A zoom invite will be sent approximately 30 to 60 minutes prior to the lab time.  Note: The calendar images also contain the 74:273 schedule. 

Watch your email for instructions pertaining to the lab manual, instructions in pdf form may be distributed by email and/or posted here for download.

For the Linux installations on either the Virtualbox vm or the loaner PC's, the username and password will be emailed to you.



  • 2020 Blackbody files, watch here for further links and files.

  • OLD: Discrete Spectra GLX version: discrete_spectra.pdf 
    • Possible 2020 Discrete Spectral (SpectraSuite version):  This is the software we will use for 2019 since one GLX has a keyboard problem and the software cannot be easily moved:  Here is the manual for SpectraSuite: SpectraSuite.pdf   Have a quick look at Chapter 3.  We will just be using arc lamps and the sun for sources.  Also look for the setting called "integration time".

OLD 2019 Blackbody data, etc:
Blackbody Radiation: Blackbody Radiation Instructions.pdf
Blackbody plots, results and notes on plotting: spect1.pdf