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Physics 104 Lab Instructions
Spring 2015

Important Documents:
Lab Syllabus
Introduction To Laboratory Practices
  Lab report examples:
Well written
“Don't do this!”
The documents above are the same as last semester, and well worth reviewing!


Week of: Experiment:
19 Jan Electrostatic Charges
  • For this experiment, also watch this 3 minute video clip (Quicktime required)
  • 26 Jan The Equipotential Surfaces of a Dipole – Instructions updated 22 January
  • For this experiment, also print "Using a Digital Multimeter". Bring this document with you for the next two weeks!!
  • 2 Feb Ohm’s Law
  • For this experiment, refresh your memory with Graphing & Curve Analysis Using Microsoft Excel
  • 9 Feb No Lab – February Break!
    16 Feb Series & Parallel Circuits
    23 Feb Electrocardiography-EKG
    2 Mar Magnetic Fields
  • Strong magnets will be used. Be careful with your laptop, smart phone, credit cards and student ID!!
  • 9 Mar The Laws of Faraday and Lenz
    16 Mar No Lab – Spring Break! Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    23 Mar DC Motors
    30 Mar Spherical Mirrors & Index of Refraction
    6 Apr Thin Lenses Happy Easter!
    13 Apr Diffraction and Interference
    20 Apr The Photoelectric Effect
  • For this experiment, you should also review Graphing & Curve Analysis Using Microsoft Excel© 2010.
  • 27 Apr The Hydrogen Spectrum and Energy Levels

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