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Physics 104 Lab Instructions
Spring 2018
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 Print instructions in color! are best printed in color for text and figure emphasis

Week of: Experiment:
22 Jan Electrostatic Charges
  • For this experiment, also watch this 3 minute video clip
  • 29 Jan The Equipotential Surfaces of a Dipole Print 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! Print instructions in color!
  • 5 Feb Ohm’s Law Print instructions in color!
  • For this experiment, refresh your memory with Graphing & Curve Analysis Using Microsoft Excel© 2016
  • 12 Feb No Lab – February Break!
    19 Feb Series & Parallel Circuits
    26 Feb Magnetic Fields
  • Strong magnets will be used. Be careful with your laptop, smart phone, credit cards and student ID!!
  • 5 Mar The Laws of Faraday and Lenz
  • A worksheet will be printed for you, and handed out in lab
  • 12 Mar Electrocardiography-EKG Print instructions in color! Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    19 Mar No Lab – Spring Break!
    26 Mar Spherical Mirrors & Index of Refraction
    2 Apr Thin Lenses
    9 Apr Diffraction and Interference Print instructions in color!
    16 Apr The Photoelectric Effect
  • For this experiment, you should also review Graphing & Curve Analysis Using Microsoft Excel© 2016
  • 23 Apr The Hydrogen Spectrum and Energy Levels Print instructions in color!
  • Lab Evaluations
  • 30 Apr Measuring the Radioactivity of a Smoke Detector
  • Note: There will be no eating or drinking during this experiment!
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