PHY 2048L

General Physics I Lab

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Updated 22 January 2017.
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Coordinator: Dr. Carr

Ref. no. 171101   --    Wednesday 5:30-8:15 pm in TPP 116    (Dr. Westmark)
Ref. no. 171098   --   Thursday 2:30-5:15 pm in TPP 116   (Dr. Boueres)
Ref. no. 171099   --   Thursday 5:30-8:15 pm in TPP 116   (Dr. Tefera)
Ref. no. 171100   --    Friday 9:00-11:45 pm in TPP 116    (Dr. Brown)

Common Syllabus for PHY2048L

Important clarification of policies related to withdrawal from lecture

Primary Textbook:
Physics Laboratory Manual, by David H. Loyd, fourth edition (Brooks/Cole CENGAGE, 2014).
ISBN-13: 9781133950639

We will be using the 4th edition as the primary text for PHY2048L because that is the only version available in print (paperback). However, you can use the 3rd edition (see below)) if you have a copy. In the few cases where there are differences in post-lab questions, we will announce via LON-CAPA and in lab which one to answer.

In accord with state education policy, I strongly recommend that you purchase or rent the electronic version of the lab manual because it is cheaper. Be very cautious if buying a used book. You need a NEW copy of the printed lab manual because we remove pages from the book for use in the lab (data tables, calculations, and post-lab report questions). The lab manual is used for both semesters at TCC. The TCC Bookstore should have an adequate supply, but I am told that you can also get the electronic version direct from the publisher. The starting pages (in both editions) of the labs and appendices you need are listed below to make it easy for you to save the pages you will need.

Alternate Textbook:
Physics Laboratory Manual, by David H. Loyd, third edition (Brooks/Cole CENGAGE, 2008).
ISBN-13: 9780495114529

The page numbers in the 3rd edition are different, but you can use the lab number and information below to find the one you need.

Contact Dr. Carr immediately if you have any problems getting a lab manual!

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Lab Schedule

( Spring 2017 )

Lab #DateDescription Manual
Lab #
Pages in
4th edition
Pages in
3rd edition
0 - A1/11 - 13 Orientation, Lab Safety and Measurement
+ Basic Skills Handout
  Handout  
 + pp. 1-11
Handout  
 + pp. 1-11
0 - B1/18 - 20 Uncertainties and Data Fitting
+ Basic Skills Handout
  Handout  
 + pp. 1-11
Handout  
 + pp. 1-11
11/25 - 27 Uniformly Accelerated Motion
on the Air Table
5
+ App. I
pp. 61-64, 68
 + pg. 519
pp. 53-56, 60-61
 + pg. 483
21/31 - 2/1 Kinematics in Two Dimensions
on the Air Table
6 pp. 69-72, 76pp. 63-65, 70-71
32/7 - 8 Newton's Second Law
(computerized)
8 pp. 99-100
+   Handout
  + pp. 106-7
pp. 85-86
+   Handout
  + pg. 93
42/14 - 15 Conservation of Spring and
Gravitational Potential Energy
12 pp. 141-4
  + pp. 147-9
pp. 127-130
  + pp. 133-5
52/21 - 22 Ballistic Pendulum and
Projectile Motion
13 pp. 159-162, 165-7
+ Worksheet
pp. 137-141, 145-7
+ Worksheet
 2/28 - 3/1 ( lab meets -- turn in lab report 5 and review )
 3/7 - 8 Lab Exam 1    
 3/14 - 15 Spring Break       (no labs)  
63/21 - 22 Torques and Rotational Equilibrium
of a Rigid Body
10 pp. 119-123
  + pp. 127-130
pp. 105-109
  + pp. 113-6
73/28 - 29 Moment of Inertia and
Rotational Motion
17 pp. 205-207
+   Handout
pp. 179-181
+   Handout
84/4 - 5 Simple Harmonic Motion -
Mass on a Spring
20 pp. 231-234
  + pp. 237-9
pp. 207-210
  + pp. 213-5
94/11 - 12 Standing Waves on a String 21 pp. 253-255
+   Handout
pp. 217-219
+   Handout
104/18 - 19 Archimedes' Principle 18
 
+ App. II
pp. 213-216, 220
+   Handout
  + pg. 521
pp. 189-192, 196
+   Handout
  + pg. 485
 4/25 - 26 Lab Exam 2    

Note: The initial set of pages used pictures taken in one day showing each of the lab setups. These have been updated over the past years, and information has been added on the use of some of the equipment. Some details may vary, but they do show the apparatus as it should look when you arrive and sometimes how it looks when in use. I will continue to update the pictures and add supplemental material. Suggestions are appreciated on what other photos or additional info could be helpful to you.

Note: Extra handouts are kept in the lab room.

Special thanks to the students whose hands appear in some photos. Sharing their work helps every student after them learn from what was done before and build on that to develop good lab technique.

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Note that PHY 2048 must be taken at the same time as PHY 2048L unless you have already earned a C in PHY2048.

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Related WWW Sites

Info on Constants, SI Units, and Measurement Uncertainty (NIST)

 
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 ?? Contact me if you have any questions.