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Take-home laboratory for a course in radiometry
Author(s): James M. Palmer

Paper Abstract

A set of take-home experiments associated with a junior-level course entitled Radiometry, Sources and Detectors has been developed. The students are furnished with a small, inexpensive radiometer and a kit of accessories which allow a wide variety of self-conducted experiments to be performed. A laboratory manual has also been developed to guide the student through a series of eleven experiments. The student must prove radiometric concepts in several cases, and must develop the details of the experiment. This paper describes the concept, the apparatus and the experiments, and reports on the results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2525, 1995 International Conference on Education in Optics, (13 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.224021
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James M. Palmer, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2525:
1995 International Conference on Education in Optics
M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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