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Physics 151 Lab Instructions
Fall 2014

Important Documents:
Lab Syllabus
Introduction To Laboratory Practices
  Lab Report samples:
Well written
Don't do this!


Week of: Experiment:
1 Sep
  • Mechanics Survey (Handed out in lab)
  • Hooke's Law
  • For this experiment, print and read the followings: Lab Syllabus & Introduction to Laboratory Practices
  • Also, review the two sample Lab Reports (links above right)
  • 8 Sep Conservation of Linear Momentum
    For this experiment, also print the following document:
  • Using a Photogate Timer
  • 15 Sep Fitting Data to a Mathematical Function
    For this experiment, also print the following document:
  • Graphing & Curve Analysis Using KaleidaGraph
  • 22 Sep Conservation of Energy on an Inclined Plane
    For this experiment, also print the following document:
  • Reading a Vernier Caliper
  • 29 Sep Finding the Best-Fit Function – Coming Soon!
    6 Oct No lab this weekFall break
    13 Oct Kinematics: Constant Acceleration
    20 Oct Making a Mathematical Model: An Exercise in Curve Fitting
  • For this experiment, again refer to: Graphing & Curve Analysis Using KaleidaGraph
  • 27 Oct Radial Force & Riding an Elevator  Boo! Boo!
  • For this experiment, also print the worksheet
  • 3 Nov Projectile Motion
    10 Nov Kepler's 2nd Law
  • For this experiment, again refer to: Graphing & Curve Analysis Using KaleidaGraph
  •  17 Nov On the Descent of Balloons: A Theoretical Perspective 
    24 Nov No labThanksgiving break   Gobble, gobble!
    1 Dec The Speed of Light
    8 Dec Lab Practical - Information Handout

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