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Physics 104 Lab Instructions
Spring 2016

Important Documents:
Lab Syllabus
Introduction To Laboratory Practices
⇐ These documents are the same as last semester ⇒
⇐ and well worth reviewing! ⇒
Lab report examples:
Well written
“Don't do this!”
Experiments marked Instructions in color! are best printed in color for figure emphasis

Week of: Experiment:
25 Jan Electrostatic Charges
  • For this experiment, also watch this 3 minute video clip (Quicktime required)
  • 1 Feb The Equipotential Surfaces of a Dipole Instructions in color!
  • For this experiment, also print the Conducting Paper Grid Map, and …
  • Using a Digital Multimeter – Bring this document with you each week! Instructions in color!
  • 8 Feb Ohm’s Law Instructions in color!
  • For this experiment, refresh your memory with Graphing & Curve Analysis Using Microsoft Excel© 2013
  • 15 Feb No Lab – February Break!
    22 Feb Series & Parallel Circuits
    29 Feb Magnetic Fields
  • Strong magnets will be used. Be careful with your laptop, smart phone, credit cards and student ID!!
  • 7 Mar The Laws of Faraday and Lenz
    14 Mar Electrocardiography-EKG Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    21 Mar No Lab – Spring Break!
    28 Mar DC Motors Instructions in color!
    4 Apr Spherical Mirrors & Index of Refraction
    11 Apr Thin Lenses
    18 Apr Diffraction and Interference Instructions in color!
    25 Apr The Photoelectric Effect – Instructions updated 25 April, 2016
  • For this experiment, you should also review Graphing & Curve Analysis Using Microsoft Excel© 2013
  • 2 May The Hydrogen Spectrum and Energy Levels Instructions in color!

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