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Physics 104 Lab Instructions
Spring 2014

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:
20 Jan Electrostatic Charges
  • For this experiment, also watch this 3 minute video clip (Quicktime required)
  • 27 Jan The Potential Field of a Dipole
  • For this experiment, also print "Using a Digital Multimeter". Bring this document with you for the next two weeks!!
  • 3 Feb Ohm’s Law
  • For this experiment, refresh your memory with Graphing & Curve Analysis Using Microsoft Excel
  • 10 Feb Series & Parallel Circuits
    17 Feb Electrocardiography-EKG – Instructions updated 18 February!
    24 Feb Magnetic Fields
  • Strong magnets will be used. Be careful with your laptop, smart phone, credit cards and student ID!!
  • 3 Mar The Laws of Faraday and Lenz
    10 Mar No Lab – Spring Break!
    17 Mar DC Motors Happy St. Patrick's Day! – Instructions updated 17 March!
    24 Mar Spherical Mirrors & Index of Refraction
    31 Mar Thin Lenses
    7 Apr Diffraction and Interference Instructions updated 11 March!
    14 Apr Measuring the Radioactivity of a Smoke Detector Instructions updated 10 March!
  • Note: There will be no eating or drinking during this experiment!
  • 21 Apr The Photoelectric Effect Happy Easter!
  • For this experiment, you should also review Graphing & Curve Analysis Using Microsoft Excel© 2010.
  • 28 Apr The Hydrogen Spectrum and Energy Levels

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