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Physics 151 Lab Instructions
Fall 2017

Important Documents:
Lab Syllabus
Introduction To Laboratory Practices
  Lab Report samples:
Well written
Don't do this!
Experiments marked Print instructions in color! are best printed in color for figure emphasis
Experiments or documents marked with star contain skills to be tested on the lab practical


Week of: Experiment:
4 Sep
  • Note that lab will be held in Bewkes 204 this week only. Direction signs will appear near the lab entrance
  • Hooke's Law star
  • For this experiment, print and read the following: Lab Syllabus & Introduction to Laboratory Practices
  • Also, review the two sample Lab Reports (links above right)
  • 11 Sep Conservation of Linear Momentum
  • For this experiment, also print Using a Photogate Timer star
  • Read through the Introduction to Laboratory Practices and Lab Report Sample again!
  • 18 Sep Fitting Data to a Mathematical Function Print instructions in color!
  • For this experiment, also print Graphing & Curve Analysis Using KaleidaGraph star Print instructions in color!
  • 25 Sep Conservation of Energy on an Inclined Plane Print instructions in color!
  • For this experiment, also print Reading a Vernier Caliper star Print instructions in color!
  • 2 Oct Finding the Best-Fit Function star
  • Be sure to bring your copy of Graphing & Curve Analysis Using KaleidaGraph for reference
  • 9 Oct No lab this weekFall break
    16 Oct Kinematics: Constant Acceleration
  • Bring Unit N of your text to lab for reference
  • 23 Oct Making a Mathematical Model for a Square Pendulum
  • For this experiment, again refer to: Graphing & Curve Analysis Using KaleidaGraph
  • 30 Oct Radial Force & Riding an Elevator Print instructions in color!  Boo! Boo!
  • For this experiment, also print the worksheet
  • 6 Nov Projectile Motion
    13 Nov Kepler's 2nd Law
  • For this experiment, again refer to: Graphing & Curve Analysis Using KaleidaGraph
  • 20 Nov No labThanksgiving break   Gobble, gobble!
     27 Nov On the Descent of Balloons: A Theoretical Perspective 
    4 Dec The Speed of Light
    11 Dec Lab Practical - Information Handout

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