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====== Phys 2660 Labs Overview ====== | ====== Phys 2660 Labs Overview ====== | ||

- | Lab pages will be password protected prior to the lab meetings. Your TA will provide each week's lab password at the start of your lab session. Solutions will be be accessible each week after all labs have finished. It is a very good idea to review the solutions to prepare for your homework. If you do not finish the entire lab during your session, you should complete the work on your own before starting the next homework set. | + | Lab pages will be password protected prior to the lab meetings. Your TA will provide each week's lab password at the start of your lab session. Solutions will be accessible each week after all labs have finished. It is a very good idea to review the solutions to prepare for your homework. If you do not finish the entire lab during your session, you should complete the work on your own before starting the next homework set. |

- | **Comments on the labs**: The labs will be a continuation of each week's lecture. To prepare for each lab you are expected to have completed the weekly reading assignment and to have reviewed the class notes. One some occasions formal or informal prelab work will be assigned. The labs are not meant to be a test or a competition, they are designed to demonstrate concepts discussed in the lectures and to allow you to construct working code examples that you can reference when writing your homework solutions. | + | **Comments on the labs**: The labs will be a continuation of each week's lecture. To prepare for each lab you are expected to have completed the weekly reading assignment and to have reviewed the class notes. On some occasions formal or informal prelab work will be assigned. The labs are not meant to be a test or a competition, they are designed to demonstrate concepts discussed in the lectures and to allow you to construct working code examples that you can reference when writing your homework solutions. |

- | * You are expected to work in groups of two in the labs and to share turns at the keyboard. This greatly increases your efficiency at spotting problems, helps avoid false starts, and promotes helpful discussions. | + | * **You are expected to work in groups of two in the labs and to take turns at the keyboard.** This greatly increases your efficiency at spotting problems, helps avoid false starts, and promotes helpful discussions. |

* If an odd number of students is present, one student may work alone and we'll make sure to offer extra assistance if needed. | * If an odd number of students is present, one student may work alone and we'll make sure to offer extra assistance if needed. | ||

+ | * You are allowed / encouraged to bring your own laptop to work on the lab exercises -- but again you must work together coherently with a partner, taking turns contributing to completing the exercises. | ||

* You and your partner should actively try to work through the lab exercises. But you should ask for assistance if you get stuck on a problem, especially if you find that you are not on track to complete the first of the lab exercises in 45 minutes or so. | * You and your partner should actively try to work through the lab exercises. But you should ask for assistance if you get stuck on a problem, especially if you find that you are not on track to complete the first of the lab exercises in 45 minutes or so. | ||

* Also, feel free to discuss your work with neighboring groups. Maximizing the eyes on a problem is often a good step towards a solution. | * Also, feel free to discuss your work with neighboring groups. Maximizing the eyes on a problem is often a good step towards a solution. | ||

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- | ^ Date ^ Session ^ Solutions ^ Avg. Grade ^ | + | ^ Date ^ Session ^ Solutions ^ |

- | | 26-Jan | [[prelabs:01prelab|Prelab 01]] \\ [[:labs:lab01|Lab 01]] | [[@../html/labs/lab01/solutions|solutions]] | | | + | | 15-Jan | [[prelabs:01prelab|Prelab ]] \\ [[:labs:lab00|Lab 00]] | [[@../html/labs/lab00/solutions|solutions]] | |

- | | 02-Feb | [[:labs:lab02|Lab 02]] | [[@../html/labs/lab02/solutions|solutions]] | | | + | | 22-Jan | [[:labs:lab01|Lab 01]] | [[@../html/labs/lab01/solutions|solutions]] | |

- | | 09-Feb | [[:labs:lab03|Lab 03]] | [[@../html/labs/lab03/solutions|solutions]] | | | + | | 29-Jan | [[:labs:lab02|Lab 02]] | [[@../html/labs/lab02/solutions|solutions]] | |

- | | 16-Feb | [[:labs:lab04|Lab 04]] | [[@../html/labs/lab04/solutions|solutions]] | | | + | | 05-Feb | [[:labs:lab03|Lab 03]] | [[@../html/labs/lab03/solutions|solutions]] | |

- | | 23-Feb | [[prelabs:05prelab|Prelab 05]] \\ [[:labs:lab05|Lab 05]] | [[@../html/labs/lab05/solutions|solutions]] | | | + | | 12-Feb | [[:labs:lab04|Lab 04]] | [[@../html/labs/lab04/solutions|solutions]] | |

- | | 01-Mar | [[:labs:lab06|Lab 06]] | [[@../html/labs/lab06/solutions|solutions]] | | | + | | 19-Feb | [[prelabs:05prelab|Prelab 05]] \\ [[:labs:lab05|Lab 05]] | [[@../html/labs/lab05/solutions|solutions]] | |

- | | 15-Mar | [[:labs:lab07|Lab 07]] | [[@../html/labs/lab07/solutions|solutions]] | | | + | | 26-Feb | [[:labs:lab06|Lab 06]] | [[@../html/labs/lab06/solutions|solutions]] | |

- | | 22-Mar | [[:labs:lab08|Lab 08]] | [[@../html/labs/lab08/solutions|solutions]] | | | + | | 19-Mar | [[:labs:lab07|Lab 07]] | [[@../html/labs/lab07/solutions|solutions]] | |

- | | 29-Apr | [[:labs:lab09|Lab 09]] | [[@../html/labs/lab09/solutions|solutions]] | | | + | | 26-Mar | [[:labs:lab08|Lab 08]] | [[@../html/labs/lab08/solutions|solutions]] | |

- | | 5-Apr | [[:labs:lab10|Lab 10]] | [[@../html/labs/lab10/solutions|solutions]] | | | + | |

- | | 12-Apr | [[:labs:lab11|Lab 11]] | [[@../html/labs/lab11/solutions|solutions]] | | | + | |

- | | 19-Apr | [[:labs:lab12|Lab 12]] | [[@../html/labs/lab12/solutions|solutions]] | | | + | |

- | | 26-Apr | [[:labs:lab13|Lab 13]] | [[@../html/labs/lab13/solutions|solutions]] | | | + | |

!- | !- | ||

+ | | 2-Apr | [[:labs:lab09|Lab 09]] | [[@../html/labs/lab09/solutions|solutions]] | | ||

+ | | 9-Apr | [[:labs:lab10|Lab 10]] | [[@../html/labs/lab10/solutions|solutions]] | | ||

+ | | 16-Apr | [[:labs:lab11|Lab 11]] | [[@../html/labs/lab11/solutions|solutions]] | | ||

+ | | 23-Apr | [[:labs:lab12|Lab 12]] | [[@../html/labs/lab12/solutions|solutions]] | | ||

+ | | 30-Apr | [[:labs:lab13|Lab 13]] | [[@../html/labs/lab13/solutions|solutions]] | | ||

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**Reminder: Bring your textbook to the labs.** | **Reminder: Bring your textbook to the labs.** | ||

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considered poor participation. // | considered poor participation. // | ||

- | Preparation for the labs includes: | ||

- | * Completion of the week's reading and any assigned prelab | ||

- | * Reviewing class notes presented on Tuesday | ||

====== How to share lab files with your partner ====== | ====== How to share lab files with your partner ====== |

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