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Physics 151 Lab Instructions
Fall 2016

Important Documents:
Lab Syllabus
Introduction To Laboratory Practices
  Lab Report samples:
Well written
Don't do this!
Experiments marked Instructions in color! are best printed in color for figure emphasis


Week of: Experiment:
29 Aug
  • Hooke's Law
  • For this experiment, print and read the following: Lab Syllabus & Introduction to Laboratory Practices
  • Also, review the two sample Lab Reports (links above right)
  • 5 Sep Conservation of Linear Momentum
  • For this experiment, also print Using a Photogate Timer
  • 12 Sep Fitting Data to a Mathematical Function Instructions in color!
  • For this experiment, also print Graphing & Curve Analysis Using KaleidaGraph Instructions in color!
  • 19 Sep Conservation of Energy on an Inclined Plane Instructions in color!
  • For this experiment, also print Reading a Vernier Caliper Instructions in color!
  • 26 Sep Finding the Best-Fit Function
  • Be sure to bring your copy of Graphing & Curve Analysis Using KaleidaGraph for reference
  • 3 Oct Kinematics: Constant Acceleration
    10 Oct No lab this weekFall break
    17 Oct Making a Mathematical Model for a Square Pendulum
  • For this experiment, again refer to: Graphing & Curve Analysis Using KaleidaGraph
  • 24 Oct Radial Force & Riding an Elevator Instructions in color!
  • For this experiment, also print the worksheet
  • 31 Oct Projectile Motion  Boo! Boo!
    7 Nov Kepler's 2nd Law
  • For this experiment, again refer to: Graphing & Curve Analysis Using KaleidaGraph
  •  14 Nov On the Descent of Balloons: A Theoretical Perspective 
    21 Nov No labThanksgiving break   Gobble, gobble!
    28 Nov The Speed of Light
    5 Dec Lab Practical - Information Handout

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