Documentation and Lab Manuals
General
Most of the documents are PDF files and, therefore, you will need a PDF-viewer to read them.  You can upload the free Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe to view these PDF files.

If you have problems reading these files, right click on the hyperlinks below and select Save Target As...  Save them to your computer and then try to open them by double clicking on them.

 

C and LabWindows Programming
Upload the entire course manual which covers the programming aspects of the course, including the fundamentals of ANSI C and National Instrument's LabWindows CVI programming. Basic syntax is explained and examples and exercises are given.

The manual is stored as a PDF file and contains 113 pages which corresponds to about 900 k.  It can be downloaded from: http://mxp.physics.umn.edu/f00/CLecture/CLabMan.pdf

In addition, most C-Lecture notes can also be down loaded as PDF files from: http://mxp.physics.umn.edu/f00/LectureNotes.htm

 

Spring 2001 Lab Manual
Upload the entire course manual which covers the experiments and notes on statistics and spreadsheets. 

The manual is stored as a PDF file and contains 94 pages which corresponds to about 900 kB. It can also be downloaded from:  http://mxp.physics.umn.edu/s01/Phys4052.pdf

 

Notes on Statistics
These notes on "The Statistical Treatment of Data" by Prof. Ruddick cover the fundamentals of statistics and briefly discuss significant figures, errors and error propagation, various distributions (Binomial, Poisson and Gaussian), Least Squares Fitting and Chi Square.

The notes are stored as a PDF file and are about 24 pages long which corresponds to about 320 kB.  They are also contained in the above "Spring 2001 Lab Manual."  If you have difficulty viewing only this part, download the entire document from:  http://mxp.physics.umn.edu/resources/MXPStats.pdf.

 

Notes on MS Excel
The short introduction covers the basics of spreadsheets, such as cells, relative and absolute addresses and filling down.

The notes are stored as a PDF file and are about 9 pages long which corresponds to about 180 kB.  They are also contained in the above "Spring 2001 Lab Manual."  If you have difficulty viewing only this part, download the entire document from:  http://mxp.physics.umn.edu/resources/MXPExcel.pdf.

 

Computer Information
Information regarding student accounts and access to the lab accounts and computers are provided in various documents on the network drive under the U:\pub\Computer Info\ folder.  You must be a student and have a valid account to view this information.

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Last Updated: 07/18/2001