Physics 370: Advanced Lab

Course Links

Syllabus (pdf)


Unix Tutorial (pdf)
Rocket Lab (pdf and files for lab)
Magnetopause Lab (pdf, files for lab, and Space Physics links)
Torsion Pendulum (pdf)
Speed of Sound (pdf)

Magnetopause Lab Links

The Community Coordinated Modelling Center (CCMC) - Space physics computer simulation site.
Space Physics Coordinate transformation

Rocket Links

Model Rocket Drag Analysis, NAR R&D Report
NASA sites
Beginner's Guide to Model Rockets
Measured Altitude of a Model Rocket
Perfect Flite

Linux/Unix links

CSB/SJU Linux Web Site
Basic Unix Commands
UNIX Tutorial for Beginners
Notes for a Short Course on Unix
Knoppix - bootable, Live-CD version of Linux that you can try out without installing
Debian GNU/Linux - if you are ready to take the Linux plunge, my personal favorite version
Ubuntu Linux - a slightly more user friendly version of Linux based on Debian
KDE - the K Desktop Environment for Unix - the default desktop on CSB/SJU Linux machines
FreeNX Instructions from CSB/SJU - a program that gives you access to an entire Linux session from a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer.
PuTTY: a free Win32 telnet/ssh client - a nice, free ssh client for when you have to login to a Linux box from anywhere
Cygwin - Free Unix tools that run under MS-Windows