PHYS 1105: Physics Laboratory I
In this five-day lab course, students perform experiments illustrating the principles learned
in PHYS 1103.
- Apply experimental methodology to investigate physical phenomena.
- Set up and use laboratory equipment to demonstrate certain aspects of mechanical
- Apply the theory of physics to experimental situations.
- Explain differences between observed and expected results in experiments.
- Investigate motion in straight line .
- Investigate the conservation of thermal energy and conservation of momentum.
- Use an oscilloscope to measure the speed of sound.
- Measure resonance and standing waves in a string.
- Use vector addition to add forces vectors.
- Use Hooke’s Law and simple harmonic motion to find the spring constant of a spring.
- Lab 1. Measurement, Error, and Uncertainty
- Lab 2: Graphs and Pendulums
- Lab 3: The Lab Report and Air Track
- Lab 4: Vector Addition of Forces
- Lab 5. Collisions in Two Dimensions
- Lab 6: Buoyancy and Specific Gravity
- Lab 7: Specific Heat
- Lab 8: Hooke’s Law and Simple Harmonic Motion
- Lab 9: Standing Waves in a String
Required text and materials
Students will be required to print their own laboratory manual prior to their first day in
class. Other supplies will be provided during the lab. For safety reasons, students must wear
closed shoes. No open-toed shoes or sandals are permitted in the labs.
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Students will receive a final mark out of 100. This mark is determined based on lab
attendance and on any lab assignments, tests, or final examinations that are assigned. All lab
assignments and the final exam, if given, are at the discretion of the lab instructor. For
safety orientation reasons, students are required to attend the first lab session. Students
cannot miss more than two lab sessions, or an incomplete grade will be assigned.
|Lab 1: Measurement Error and Uncertainty
|Lab 2: Graphs and Pendulums
|Lab 3: The Lab Report and Air Track
|Lab 4: Vector Addition of Forces
|Lab 5: Collisions in Two Dimensions
|Lab 6: Buoyancy and Specific Gravity
|Lab 7: Specific Heat
|Lab 8: Hooke’s Law and Simple Harmonic Motion
|Lab 9: Standing Waves in a String