Fall 2009 Advanced Physics Lab

The Fall 2009 Advanced Physics Lab had four students who took on the challenge of the moving water column with the Michelson Interferometer. It was a challenging lab experiment where they learned the methods of scientific measurement and working as a group. The final project of the class was for the students to see if they could detect a fringe shift and calculate the Fresnel Drag coefficient.

Their presentation is available here along with the audio and two short video1 and video2 clip of the apparatus in operation.

Students of the Physics 616 class: Jeanette Bergkamp, Nathan Thompson, Jwen Low and Andrew Hart.