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Physics 103 Lab Instructions
Fall 2014

Important Documents:
Lab Syllabus
Introduction To Laboratory Practices
  Lab Report samples:
Well written
Don't do this!


Week of: Experiment:
1 Sep
  • Mechanics Survey (handed out in lab)
  • Position vs. Time: Understanding Motion
  • Graphing and Curve Analysis Using Microsoft Excel© 2010
  • 8 Sep The Motion of Free Fall
  • For this experiment, also print and read the "Lab Syllabus" & "Introduction to Laboratory Practices"
  • Also, review the two sample Lab Reports (links above right)
  • 15 Sep Motion with Constant Acceleration
  • For this experiment, also print Using a Photogate Timer
  • 22 Sep Vector Addition
    29 Sep Projectile Motion
    6 Oct No lab this week – Fall Break
    13 Oct Centripetal Force
  • For this experiment, also print Reading a Vernier Caliper
  • 20 Oct Conservation of Mechanical Energy
    27 Oct One-Dimensional Collisions (Instructions will be handed out in lab)   Boo! Boo!
    3 Nov Newton's Third Law and Conservation of Momentum (Instructions will be handed out in lab)
    10 Nov Torque & Equilibrium
    17 Nov Pressure and Buoyant Force
  • For this experiment, refresh your memory with Reading a Vernier Caliper
  • 24 Nov No lab: Thanksgiving break   Gobble, gobble!
    1 Dec
  • Lab Evaluations
  • Mechanics Survey (handed out in lab)
  • Waves on a String
  • 8 Dec No Lab This Week! Good luck on your finals!!

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