Laboratory to accompany PHYS 201.
Corequisite: Physics 201.
One semester; one credit.
|Textbooks||Lab Manual for Introductory Physics I, written by CBU Physics faculty, published by the department.|
|Calculator Policy||You must bring a calculator to each lab meeting.|
|Prerequisites||You should have fundamental skills in college algebra, trigonometry, functions and problem solving.|
|Goals||1. To investigate in more detail the topics discussed in lecture by direct, hands-on observation.|
2. To test the models developed in Physics 201 in the real-world environment of the laboratory. To see how well the models work and to find their limitations.
3. To increase the qualitative understanding of physical phenomena by directly seeing how physical quantities affect each other, particularly how forces affect motion.
4. To see how the process of measurement affects experimental results through measurement uncertainty.
|Final Exam||There is no final exam for the laboratory course.|
|Performance Evaluation||Student performance is rated by a final letter grade which is determined by a combination of written and/or oral lab reports.|
|Resources|| The course instructor is available outside of the classroom a minimum of 10 hours per week for
Other students in the laboratory can be resources. Students usually perform experiments in pairs and discussion of results with lab partners and other students is expected. The exchange of ideas and information is encouraged in the lab meetings.
|Attendance||You must attend the lab meetings and perform all of the required experiments.|
|Coordinators|| Dr. Johnny Holmes, Professor of Physics|
Br. Kevin Ryan, F.S.C., Assistant Professor of Physics
Dr. John Varriano, Associate Professor of Physics
|Computer Usage|| Computers are used in a variety of ways in the Introductory Physics I laboratory:
The use of word processing and graphing software is strongly encouraged in the written lab reports.
|Estimated ABET Category Content||This course is not for engineering majors. They should enroll in Physics 150 Laboratory.|