Physics 103 Lab Instructions
Fall 2018

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 text and figure emphasis

Week of: Experiment:
3 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!
  • 10 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)
  • 17 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!
  • 24 Sep Vector Addition
    1 Oct Projectile Motion
    8 Oct Centripetal Force Print instructions in color!
  • For this experiment, also print Reading a Vernier Caliper Print instructions in color!
  • 15 Oct No lab this week – Fall Break
    22 Oct Conservation of Mechanical Energy
    29 Oct One-Dimensional Collisions (Instructions will be handed out in lab)   Boo! Boo!
    5 Nov Newton's Third Law and Conservation of Momentum (Instructions will be handed out in lab)
    12 Nov Torque & Equilibrium
    19 Nov No lab: Thanksgiving break   Gobble, gobble!
    26 Nov Pressure and Buoyant Force
  • For this experiment, refresh your memory with Reading a Vernier Caliper
  • 3 Dec
  • Lab Evaluations
  • Waves on a String
  • 10 Dec No Lab This Week! Good luck on your finals!

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