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Physics 103 Lab Instructions
Fall 2017

Important Documents:
Lab Syllabus
Introduction To Laboratory Practices
  Lab Report samples:
Well written
Don't do this!
Experiments marked Print instructions in color! are best printed in color for figure emphasis


Week of: Experiment:
4 Sep
  • Note that lab will be held in Bewkes 231 this week only. Direction signs will appear near the lab entrance
  • Position vs. Time: Understanding Motion
  • Graphing and Curve Analysis Using Microsoft Excel© 2016 Print instructions in color!
  • 11 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)
  • 18 Sep Motion with Constant Acceleration Print instructions in color!
  • For this experiment, also print Using a Photogate Timer
  • Read through the Introduction to Laboratory Practices and Lab Report Sample again!
  • 25 Sep Vector Addition
    2 Oct Projectile Motion
    9 Oct No lab this week – Fall Break
    16 Oct Centripetal Force Print instructions in color!
  • For this experiment, also print Reading a Vernier Caliper Print instructions in color!
  • 23 Oct Conservation of Mechanical Energy
    30 Oct One-Dimensional Collisions (Instructions will be handed out in lab)   Boo! Boo!
    6 Nov Newton's Third Law and Conservation of Momentum (Instructions will be handed out in lab)
    13 Nov Torque & Equilibrium
    20 Nov No lab: Thanksgiving break   Gobble, gobble!
    27 Nov Pressure and Buoyant Force
  • For this experiment, refresh your memory with Reading a Vernier Caliper
  • 4 Dec
  • Lab Evaluations
  • Waves on a String
  • 11 Dec To be announced…

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