Physics100_Lab Manual_Spring2012

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Unformatted text preview: 0 Price: $6.00 Physics 100L General Education Laboratory Projects Spring 2012 Location: SGM-300 Contacts Contact your TA by e-mail! USC - Department of Physics and Astronomy GE 1 2 Table of Contents Laboratory Organization and Policy 3 Laboratory Meetings 3 Laboratory Attendance 4 Absences 5 Laboratory Activities and Grading 5 Grading 6 Contacting the Laboratory Director or your TA 7 FAQs 7 Laboratory Schedule 8 Projects Basic Elements in Physics 10 Video Analysis of Motion 26 Electric Circuits 38 Waves 58 Optics 74 Light & Color 96 Radioactivity 112 3 Laboratory Organization and Policy Rules Rules Rules The General Education Laboratories in Physics and Astronomy into which you have enrolled are attended by approximately 500 students per semester. The purpose of the labs is to bring you in touch with both the practical sides and the basic scientific aspects of your science course. To accommodate the high number of students attending and their diversity in motivation, interests and educational background, the lab projects are kept fundamental in nature. Laboratory meetings have a required attendance and are graded. The grade received is mostly determined by the cooperation and effort shown when addressing the projects and attempting to solve the problems posed. So, with cooperation and effort outweighing the correct answer, educational background becomes less of a factor. With the high number of students every semester attending these labs, a set of rules was developed (the laboratory policy) that should allow application of a uniform standard, to ensure that all students are given the same opportunity for participating in laboratory meetings, and that no student is denied a chance that was given to one or more others. Consequently, this laboratory policy may, at times, appear to be strict. However, historically, more than 95% of the students never come in touch with the rules laid down in the policy. Also historically, most problems arise when students do not attend labs for either personal reasons, or when leaving early for and/or returning late from University Holidays. In these types of situations, the laboratory policy invariably rules. Documented illness is considered a legitimate reason for absence. Inform the Laboratory Director as soon as possible, but always within 5 days after missing your laboratory meeting about your illness , to possibly schedule a make-up meeting. Students suffering from prolonged, documented illness should contact the Laboratory Director without delay to inquire about limitations in the number of lab meetings that can be made-up. A legitimate reason for absence never implies that a non-zero grade will be awarded without attending....
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