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Physics 152 Lab Instructions
Spring 2014

Important Documents:
Lab Syllabus
Introduction To Laboratory Practices
  Lab report examples:
Well written
“Don't do this!”
The documents above are the same as last semester, and well worth reviewing!


Week of: Experiment:
20 Jan Experiments with Static Electric Charges
  • Bring your text, Unit E, with you to lab this week!
  • 27 Jan The Potential Field of an Electric Dipole
  • For this experiment, also print Using a Digital Multimeter. Bring this document with you each week!
  • 3 Feb Ohm’s Law
  • For this experiment, refresh your memory with Graphing & Curve Analysis Using KaleidaGraph.
  • 10 Feb Finding Systematic Error
    17 Feb Kirchhoff’s Circuit Laws
    24 Feb The Laws of Faraday and Lenz
    3 Mar Oscilloscopes
    10 Mar No Lab – Spring Break!
    17 Mar Double Slit Interference: Measuring the Wavelength of Light Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    24 Mar The Photoelectric Effect
    31 Mar Diffraction Gratings and the Hydrogen Spectrum
    7 Apr Diffraction Gratings and the Hydrogen Spectrum – Continued
    14 Apr Lens Optics
    21 Apr Measuring the Radioactivity of a Smoke Detector Instructions updated 10 March! Happy Easter!
  • Note: There will be no eating or drinking during this experiment!
  • 28 Apr Lab Practical - Information Handout

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