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

Off-Campus Labs On-Campus Labs
 1 Vectors (simulation) Velocity and Acceleration
Pasco set up: Photogate and Picket
 2 Addition of Forces (simulation)
Working with Spreadsheets
Force Table
3 Velocity and Acceleration (data analysis)
Plotting data, linear regression
Newton’s Second Law
Pasco setup: Photogate and Picket
 4  Linear Momentum (simulation) Conservation of Energy
Pasco setup:  Two Photogates
 5 Center of Mass (experiment) Linear Momentum I
Linear Momentum II
Pasco setup:  Two Photogates
 6 Center of Mass (cont.) Centripetal Motion
Moment of Inertia
 7 Torque and Equilibrium (simulation)  Torque and Equilibrium
 8 Simple Harmonic Oscillator
Plotting non-linear graphs
Simple Harmonic Motion
 9 Simple Pendulum (experiment) Gas Laws
Pasco setup: Pressure Sensor
 10 Simple Pendulum (cont.)
Lab Report
 Specific Heat