COURSE SYLLABUS

Spring 2020

*CONTENTS*

Description/Text Book |

Instructor |

Goals |

Topic Prerequisites |

Outline |

Grading |

Absences |

Quizzes |

A Good Lab Notebook |

Written Reports |

Laboratory to accompany PHYS 251. Corequisite: PHYS 251.

**Text:**

Lab Manual for Physics II (available on-line)

* Instructor:* Dr. John Varriano

**Office Hours:**

Check my posted schedule for official office hours. Feel free to come by at other times to see if I am in.

Date | Exp. | Title | Exp. Quizzed On |
---|---|---|---|

Jan 13 | 1 | Electric Field Simulations | |

Jan 20 | No lab | ||

Jan 27 | 2 | **Cathode Ray Tube** | 1 |

Feb 3 | 3 | Ohm's Law (Parts 1,2,3) | 2 |

Feb 10 | 4 | Ohm's Law (Parts 4,5) | 3 |

Feb 17 | 5 | **RC Circuits** | 4 |

Feb 24 | 6 | Magnetic Deflection | 5 |

Mar 2 | Spring Break | ||

Mar 9 | 7 | Induction | 6 |

Mar 16 | 8 | **Determination of e/m** | 7 |

Mar 23 | 9 | Oscilloscope | 8 |

Mar 30 | 10 | AC Circuits (Part 1) | 9 |

Apr 6 | 11 | AC Circuits (Parts 2 and 3) | 10 |

This grading scale is based on the following criteria. An average of 90 for the written lab report grades and a perfect 50 on the quizzes yield the minimum of 320 for an "A". (See more information below about the quizzes.) An average of 80 for the written lab report grades and a perfect 50 on the quizzes yield the minimum of 290 for a "B". Similarly, a perfect quiz score and an average of 70 on the reports yield the minimum of 260 for a "C". There is a chance for a few bonus points in this course but only if you are very close to the next highest grade at the end of the course. If this does occur, I will ask to see your lab notebook. Bonus points will be determined by the quality of your lab notebook. Read below what constitutes a good lab notebook.

The written reports must have the following elements: