Syllabus of Physics 281 Lab, Fall 2006
Instructor: Ling Jun Wang, Grote 346, Phone: 425-5248
Manual book: Physics 231 Lab Manual by Tatiana Allen
Class meets Tuesday in Grote Hall, Room 317
Section 1 meets from 1:40 to 3:30.
Section 2 meets from 3:40 to 5:30.
Office hours: Tue. And Thur.: 10:40 – 12:10
Wednesday: 9:00 -- 4:00
Objective: To investigate experimentally basic laws of electricity and magnetism, to learn basic electric circuits and use of equipment (meters, oscilloscope, computer and interface); and to learn error analysis.
1. Introduction Aug. 22
2. DC Circuits Aug. 29
3. Temp. Depend. of Resist. Sept. 5
4. Weatstone Brige Sept. 12
5. Oscilloscope Sept. 19
6. RC Circuits Sept. 26
7. I-V Curves Oct. 3
8. Diode Power Supply Oct. 10
9. Magnetic Fields & Induction Oct. 17
Fall Break Oct. 23-24
9. AC Reactance Oct. 31
10. LRC Resonance Nov. 7
11. Final Exam Nov. 14
Grading policy of the lab reports: (100 points for each report)
Objective: 5 points
Apparatus: 5 points
Theory: 10 points
Procedure: 10 points
Data analysis: 50 points
Conclusion: 20 points
Late report: - 20 points (No more than one week late)
The ten lab reports count 9% each and the final exam counts 10% of the final grade. The course grades are determined as follows:
A (90-100), B (80-89), C (70-79), D (60-69), F (<60)
1. Missing test or lab: If a student can not take a test or lab at the scheduled time, he or she should notify the instructor at least 24 hours in advance. In case of emergency, a copy of the police report or registration record from a hospital emergency room is required for arranging a make-up test. There will be no more than two make-up labs.
2. Pay attention to the safety of your classmates and yourself.
3. The students are expected to come to the lab prepared and have read the manual beforehand.
4. Each student should have their own lab reports although they may share the experimental data.
5. Do not play with the equipment before instructed.
6. Leave a note on equipment that is malfunctioning, stating what is wrong with it.
7. Do not move equipment from one table to another.
8. Clean the table and the floor after the lab is finished, and place equipment where you found it.
9. No food or drink is allowed in the lab.
10. Pick up the trash on the floor and tables. Throw trash into the trashcan. Do not throw any solid object into the sink.
Attention: If you are a student with a disability (e.g. physical, learning, psychiatric, vision, hearing, etc.) and think that you might need special assistance or a special accommodation in this class or any other class, call the Office for Students with Disability/College Access Program at 425-4006 or come by the office - 110 Frist Hall.