You are to choose 2 websites, with different purposes, and review the websites based on the criteria listed below. 1. Starting Point a. Composition Matches Site Purpose b. Target Audience Apparent c. Composition Appropriate for Target Audience 2. Site design a. Consistency within site b. Consistency among pages 3. Visually Pleasing Composition 4. Visual Style in Web Design a. Consistency b. Distinctiveness 5. Focus and Emphasis a. What is emphasized? b. How is emphasis achieved? 6. Consistency a. Real World b. Internal 7. Navigation and Flow a. Home page identifiable throughout b. Location within site apparent c. Navigation consistent; rule-based; appropriate 8. Grouping a. Grouping with White Space b. Grouping with Borders c. Grouping with Backgrounds 9. Response time 10. Links a. Titled b. Incoming c. Outgoing d. Color 11. Detailed content a. Meaningful headings b. Plain language c. Page chunking d. Long blocks of text e. Scrolling f. Use of “within” page links 12. Articles a. Clear headings b. Plain language 13. Presenting Information Simply and Meaningfully a. Legibility b. Readability c. Information in Usable Form d. Visual Lines Clear 14. Legibility of content a. Font color b. Font size c. Font style d. Background color e. Background graphic 15. Documentation

You are to choose 2 websites, with different purposes, and review the websites based on the criteria listed below. 1. Starting Point a. Composition Matches Site Purpose b. Target Audience Apparent c. Composition Appropriate for Target Audience 2. Site design a. Consistency within site b. Consistency among pages 3. Visually Pleasing Composition 4. Visual Style in Web Design a. Consistency b. Distinctiveness 5. Focus and Emphasis a. What is emphasized? b. How is emphasis achieved? 6. Consistency a. Real World b. Internal 7. Navigation and Flow a. Home page identifiable throughout b. Location within site apparent c. Navigation consistent; rule-based; appropriate 8. Grouping a. Grouping with White Space b. Grouping with Borders c. Grouping with Backgrounds 9. Response time 10. Links a. Titled b. Incoming c. Outgoing d. Color 11. Detailed content a. Meaningful headings b. Plain language c. Page chunking d. Long blocks of text e. Scrolling f. Use of “within” page links 12. Articles a. Clear headings b. Plain language 13. Presenting Information Simply and Meaningfully a. Legibility b. Readability c. Information in Usable Form d. Visual Lines Clear 14. Legibility of content a. Font color b. Font size c. Font style d. Background color e. Background graphic 15. Documentation

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Human Computer Interaction You are to choose 2 websites, with different purposes, and review the websites based on the criteria listed below. 1. Starting Point a. Composition Matches Site Purpose b. Target Audience Apparent c. Composition Appropriate for Target Audience 2. Site design a. Consistency within site b. Consistency among pages 3. Visually Pleasing Composition 4. Visual Style in Web Design a. Consistency b. Distinctiveness 5. Focus and Emphasis a. What is emphasized? b. How is emphasis achieved? 6. Consistency a. Real World b. Internal 7. Navigation and Flow a. Home page identifiable throughout b. Location within site apparent c. Navigation consistent; rule-based; appropriate 8. Grouping a. Grouping with White Space b. Grouping with Borders c. Grouping with Backgrounds 9. Response time 10. Links a. Titled b. Incoming c. Outgoing d. Color 11. Detailed content a. Meaningful headings b. Plain language c. Page chunking d. Long blocks of text e. Scrolling f. Use of “within” page links 12. Articles a. Clear headings b. Plain language 13. Presenting Information Simply and Meaningfully a. Legibility b. Readability c. Information in Usable Form d. Visual Lines Clear 14. Legibility of content a. Font color b. Font size c. Font style d. Background color e. Background graphic 15. Documentation a. Included b. Searchable c. Links to difficult concepts/words 16. Multimedia a. Animation/Audio/Video/Still images b. Load time given c. Add-in required d. Quality e. Appropriateness of use 17. Scrolling and Paging a. Usage b. Appropriate? 18. Amount of Information Presented Appropriate 19. Other factors to note?

Human Computer Interaction You are to choose 2 websites, with different purposes, and review the websites based on the criteria listed below. 1. Starting Point a. Composition Matches Site Purpose b. Target Audience Apparent c. Composition Appropriate for Target Audience 2. Site design a. Consistency within site b. Consistency among pages 3. Visually Pleasing Composition 4. Visual Style in Web Design a. Consistency b. Distinctiveness 5. Focus and Emphasis a. What is emphasized? b. How is emphasis achieved? 6. Consistency a. Real World b. Internal 7. Navigation and Flow a. Home page identifiable throughout b. Location within site apparent c. Navigation consistent; rule-based; appropriate 8. Grouping a. Grouping with White Space b. Grouping with Borders c. Grouping with Backgrounds 9. Response time 10. Links a. Titled b. Incoming c. Outgoing d. Color 11. Detailed content a. Meaningful headings b. Plain language c. Page chunking d. Long blocks of text e. Scrolling f. Use of “within” page links 12. Articles a. Clear headings b. Plain language 13. Presenting Information Simply and Meaningfully a. Legibility b. Readability c. Information in Usable Form d. Visual Lines Clear 14. Legibility of content a. Font color b. Font size c. Font style d. Background color e. Background graphic 15. Documentation a. Included b. Searchable c. Links to difficult concepts/words 16. Multimedia a. Animation/Audio/Video/Still images b. Load time given c. Add-in required d. Quality e. Appropriateness of use 17. Scrolling and Paging a. Usage b. Appropriate? 18. Amount of Information Presented Appropriate 19. Other factors to note?

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Faculty of Science Technology and Engineering Department of Physics Senior Laboratory Faraday rotation AIM To show that optical activity is induced in a certain type of glass when it is in a magnetic field. To investigate the degree of rotation of linearly polarised light as a function of the applied magnetic field and hence determine a parameter which is characteristic of each material and known as Verdet’s constant. BACKGROUND INFORMATION A brief description of the properties and production of polarised light is given in the section labelled: Notes on polarisation. This should be read before proceeding with this experiment. Additional details may be found in the references listed at the end of this experiment. Whereas some materials, such as quartz, are naturally optically active, optical activity can be induced in others by the application of a magnetic field. For such materials, the angle through which the plane of polarisation of a linearly polarised beam is rotated () depends on the thickness of the sample (L), the strength of the magnetic field (B) and on the properties of the particular material. The latter is described by means of a parameter introduced by Verdet, which is wavelength dependent. Thus:  = V B L Lamp Polariser Solenoid Polariser Glass rod A Solenoid power supply Viewing mirror EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE The experimental arrangement is shown in the diagram. Unpolarised white light is produced by a hot filament and viewed using a mirror. • The light from the globe passes through two polarisers as well as the specially doped glass rod. Select one of the colour filters provided and place in the light path. Each of these filters transmits a relatively narrow band of wavelengths centred around a dominant wavelength as listed in the table. Filter No. Dominant Wavelength 98 4350 Å 50 4500 75 4900 58 5300 72 B 6060 92 6700 With the power supply for the coil switched off, (do not simply turn the potentiometer to zero: this still allows some current to flow) adjust one of the polarisers until minimum light is transmitted to the mirror. Minimum transmission can be determined visually. • Decide which polariser you will work with and do not alter the other one during the measurements. • The magnetic field is generated by a current in a solenoid (coil) placed around the glass rod. As the current in the coil is increased, the magnitude of the magnetic field will increase as shown on the calibration curve below. The degree of optical activity will also increase, resulting in some angle of rotation of the plane of polarisation. Hence you will need to rotate your chosen polariser to regain a minimum setting. 0 1 2 3 4 5 0.00 0.02 0.04 0.06 0.08 I (amps) B (tesla) Magnetic field (B) produced by current (I) in solenoid • Record the rotation angle () for coil currents of 0,1,2,3,4 and 5 amps. Avoid having the current in the coil switched on except when measurements are actually being taken as it can easily overheat. If the coil becomes too hot to touch, switch it off and wait for it to cool before proceeding. • Plot  as a function of B and, given that the length of the glass rod is 30 cm, determine Verdet’s constant for this material at the wavelength () in use. • Repeat the experiment for each of the wavelengths available using the filter set provided. • Calculate the logarithm for each V and  and tabulate the results. By plotting log V against log , determine the relationship between V and . [Hint: m log(x) = log (xm) and log(xy) = log(x) + log(y)]. • Calculate the errors involved in your determination of V. The uncertainty in a value of B may be taken as the uncertainty in reading the scale of the calibration curve) • The magnetic field direction can be reversed by reversing the direction of current flow in the coil. Describe the effect of this reversal and provide an explanation. Reference Optics Hecht.

Faculty of Science Technology and Engineering Department of Physics Senior Laboratory Faraday rotation AIM To show that optical activity is induced in a certain type of glass when it is in a magnetic field. To investigate the degree of rotation of linearly polarised light as a function of the applied magnetic field and hence determine a parameter which is characteristic of each material and known as Verdet’s constant. BACKGROUND INFORMATION A brief description of the properties and production of polarised light is given in the section labelled: Notes on polarisation. This should be read before proceeding with this experiment. Additional details may be found in the references listed at the end of this experiment. Whereas some materials, such as quartz, are naturally optically active, optical activity can be induced in others by the application of a magnetic field. For such materials, the angle through which the plane of polarisation of a linearly polarised beam is rotated () depends on the thickness of the sample (L), the strength of the magnetic field (B) and on the properties of the particular material. The latter is described by means of a parameter introduced by Verdet, which is wavelength dependent. Thus:  = V B L Lamp Polariser Solenoid Polariser Glass rod A Solenoid power supply Viewing mirror EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE The experimental arrangement is shown in the diagram. Unpolarised white light is produced by a hot filament and viewed using a mirror. • The light from the globe passes through two polarisers as well as the specially doped glass rod. Select one of the colour filters provided and place in the light path. Each of these filters transmits a relatively narrow band of wavelengths centred around a dominant wavelength as listed in the table. Filter No. Dominant Wavelength 98 4350 Å 50 4500 75 4900 58 5300 72 B 6060 92 6700 With the power supply for the coil switched off, (do not simply turn the potentiometer to zero: this still allows some current to flow) adjust one of the polarisers until minimum light is transmitted to the mirror. Minimum transmission can be determined visually. • Decide which polariser you will work with and do not alter the other one during the measurements. • The magnetic field is generated by a current in a solenoid (coil) placed around the glass rod. As the current in the coil is increased, the magnitude of the magnetic field will increase as shown on the calibration curve below. The degree of optical activity will also increase, resulting in some angle of rotation of the plane of polarisation. Hence you will need to rotate your chosen polariser to regain a minimum setting. 0 1 2 3 4 5 0.00 0.02 0.04 0.06 0.08 I (amps) B (tesla) Magnetic field (B) produced by current (I) in solenoid • Record the rotation angle () for coil currents of 0,1,2,3,4 and 5 amps. Avoid having the current in the coil switched on except when measurements are actually being taken as it can easily overheat. If the coil becomes too hot to touch, switch it off and wait for it to cool before proceeding. • Plot  as a function of B and, given that the length of the glass rod is 30 cm, determine Verdet’s constant for this material at the wavelength () in use. • Repeat the experiment for each of the wavelengths available using the filter set provided. • Calculate the logarithm for each V and  and tabulate the results. By plotting log V against log , determine the relationship between V and . [Hint: m log(x) = log (xm) and log(xy) = log(x) + log(y)]. • Calculate the errors involved in your determination of V. The uncertainty in a value of B may be taken as the uncertainty in reading the scale of the calibration curve) • The magnetic field direction can be reversed by reversing the direction of current flow in the coil. Describe the effect of this reversal and provide an explanation. Reference Optics Hecht.

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