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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


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 – Bring this document with you each week! Instructions in color!
  • 1 Feb Ohm’s Law Instructions 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
    7 Mar Oscilloscopes
    14 Mar Double Slit Interference: Measuring the Wavelength of Light 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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