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200 Level Physics Laboratories - Project Descriptions

Collected here are the links to the assigned laboratory projects for the current semester. To find your projects, first locate the table for your course. The projects assigned to you are determined by the side of the room on which you sit in lab. The project on that side is the one you will perform in the first week of the corresponding cycle. In the second week of the same cycle, you move across the aisle and perform the other project.

 The sides of the room are refered to by their compass direction (i.e. North and South). HINT: You can see the sunset through the lab windows

 To print your own copies of the project descriptions, simply click on the desired project and print it from your browser. No project desciption is more that 10 pages long. You can print these in the library computer lab for $0.10/page and in the dorms for free (you just supply the paper).

 The projects and/or the descriptions may change during the course of the semester. To avoid unnecessary printing and ensure that you have the correct, up-to-date version of the project description, don't print them all at the beginning of the semester. Print them as you need them, a few days before the beginning of each cycle.

 If you have any questions about your projects, contact your laboratory instructor. For more information about the course, see the Syllabus.


Physics 201 Laboratory Projects
 

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Cycle 4

North

Acceleration of Gravity (Falling) Freefall (5) Simple Pendulum (5) Archimedes (5) Vibrating String (5)

South

Force Table (5) Newtons 2nd Law (5) Uniform Circular Motion (5) Speed of Sound (5)

 


Physics 202 Laboratory Projects
 

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Cycle 4

North

Equipotentials (5) Series and Parallel Resistance (5) Diffraction (5) Diffraction Measurements (5)

South

Ohm's Law (5) Current Balance (5) Balmer Series (5) Photoelectric Effect (5)

 


Physics 211 Laboratory Projects
 

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Cycle 4

North

Acceleration of Gravity (Falling) Freefall (5) Simple Pendulum (5) Archimedes (5) Vibrating String (5)

South

Force Table (5) Newtons 2nd Law (5) Uniform Circular Motion (5) Speed of Sound (5)

 


Physics 212 Laboratory Projects
 

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Cycle 4

North

Equipotentials (5) Series and Parallel Resistance (5) Diffraction (5) Diffraction Measurements (5)

South

Ohm's Law (5) Current Balance (5) Balmer Series (5) Photoelectric Effect (5)