Welcome to PHYS 434. While for historical reasons this course's official name is "Application Of Computers To Physical Measurement," a more descriptive name would be "Advanced Data Analysis Techniques for Large Datasets."
This is only the second time we've taught this class, and the first time as an online course. As such there are going to be some growing pains so please be patient with us as we work our way through. The syllabus is subject to change.
Lab Sections (zoom links)
Tuesday 2:30-5:20 (AA) Kent Wilson
Wednesday 1:30-4:20 (AB) David Sharp
Thursday 2:30-5:20 (AC) Grace Song
Friday 1:30-4:20 (AD) Alex Schuy
Expectations & Grading
- This is a portfolio based class. Labs, homework, and exams will all be submitted via GitHub pull requests (PRs).
- There is no textbook. Lecture attendance is mandatory as that is the only place the material will be presented.
- You must submit all 8 labs to pass the course, and laboratory attendance is required. At the discretion of your TA, you may miss one lab (the lab must still be turned in, though possibly with a later due date.)
- You will work closely with your lab partner, but you will turn in separate labs via PR. The labs are expected to take 4-6 hours each, so significant work outside the scheduled laboratory time will be necessary.
- Writeup instructions
We endeavor to make the course welcoming and accessible to all students. Standard accessibility requests will be handled through DRS.
Washington state law requires that UW develop a policy for accommodation of student absences or significant hardship due to reasons of faith or conscience, or for organized religious activities. The UW’s policy, including more information about how to request an accommodation, is available at Religious Accommodations Policy (https://registrar.washington.edu/staffandfaculty/religious-accommodations-policy/). Accommodations must be requested within the first two weeks of this course using the Religious Accommodations Request form (https://registrar.washington.edu/students/religious-accommodations-request/).