Laboratory to accompany PHYS 252.
Corequisite: Physics 252.
One semester; one credit.
|Textbooks||Lab Manual for Physics III, written by CBU Physics faculty, published by the department.|
|Calculator Policy||You must bring a calculator to each lab meeting.|
|Prerequisites||You should have the basic prerequisite skills described for Physics 252. You should also have some basic laboratory skills which should have been acquired in the Physics 150 & 251 laboratories.|
|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 252 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. In particular, to examine the effects of different quantities on the characteristics of light and to examine what quantities affect the detection of nuclear radiation and how they affect the detection.
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.|
Dr. Johnny Holmes, Professor of Physics
Br. John Monzyk, C.P., Assistant Professor of Physics
Dr. John Varriano, Associate Professor of Physics
|Computer Usage|| Computers are used for data acquisition and analysis in all of the nuclear radioactivity experiments.
The use of word processing and graphing software is required for the written lab reports.
|Estimated ABET Category Content||Physics 100% or 1 Credit|