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Physics 152 Lab Instructions
Spring 2016

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 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:
25 Jan The Potential Field of an Electric Dipole Instructions in color!
  • For this experiment, also print the Conducting Paper Grid Map, and …
  • Using a Digital Multimeter star– Bring this document with you each week! Instructions in color!
  • 1 Feb Ohm’s Law starInstructions in color!
  • For this experiment, refresh your memory with Graphing & Curve Analysis Using KaleidaGraph
  • 8 Feb Finding Systematic Error
    15 Feb No Lab – February Break!
    22 Feb Kirchhoff’s Circuit Laws – Note change in experiment order!
    29 Feb The Laws of Faraday and Lenz star
    7 Mar Oscilloscopes
    14 Mar Double Slit Interference: Measuring the Wavelength of Light star Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    21 Mar No Lab – Spring Break!
    28 Mar The Photoelectric Effect
  • Again refresh your memory with Graphing & Curve Analysis Using KaleidaGraph
  • 4 Apr Diffraction Gratings and the Hydrogen Spectrum Instructions in color!
    11 Apr Diffraction Gratings and the Hydrogen Spectrum – Continued
    18 Apr Measuring the Radioactivity of a Smoke Detector
  • Note: There will be no eating or drinking during this experiment!
  • 25 Apr Lens Optics
  • Refer to Ohm's Law for details about uncertainty calculations
  • 2 May Lab Practical - Information Handout

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