PHY 231 Lab

Lab Safety

All students must abide by the Lab Safety Rules while present in the physics laboratory room.

All students must complete a Lab Safety Quiz posted in their Physics Lab Blackboard  Site before they are allowed to enter the lab.

Lab Reports

Here are the Lab Report Guidelines and Grading.

Sample Lab Reports

Physics 231 Lab Manuals

Lab Assignments  In-lab Experiment
 1  Lab Safety Velocity and Acceleration
Pasco set up: Photogate and Picket
 2 Vectors Force Table
 3 Theory Section of Lab Report Newton’s Second Law
Pasco setup: Photogate and Picket
 4 Conservation of Energy
Data Section of Lab Report
Conservation of Energy
Pasco setup:  Two Photogates
 5  Linear Momentum Linear Momentum I
Linear Momentum II
Pasco setup:  Two Photogates
 6 Data Section of Lab Report Centripetal Motion
Moment of Inertia
 7 Full Lab Report  Torque and Equilibrium
 8 Simple Harmonic Motion
Linear Regression, Slope
Simple Harmonic Motion
 9 Simple Pendulum
Plotting non-linear graphs
Gas Laws
Pasco setup: Pressure Sensor
 10  Full Lab Report  Specific Heat