PHY 123 Main Page

Welcome to Physics 123, the laboratory component of Physics 121. This page is where you will find all the materials you will require for the laboratory. The lab manuals for this course are in an online format and include video content and tools to help you make calculations and plot the data you will record in your experiments.

I hope that this material works on everyone's machines. If you have a problem, please try the following troubleshooting steps.

  1. Use a decent browser, try either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
  2. Make sure that you have both Java and Flash installed.
  3. If you still have trouble then try the pdf version (videos and plotting won't work, but you can read/print the rest).

A unique feature of this lab course is that there is no written report due after the lab. You will be assessed in class by your TAs based on exercises you complete and discussions you have with them. The assessment is of the form Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory/Non-Serious attempt. If you are given a grade of Satisfactory then you will get the full the credit for the lab. Unsatisfactory grades mean you get only half credit for the lab. Non-Serious attempt gives you no credit for the lab. As all work is done in class you should count on being in lab for the full 2hrs.

Below you can find the links to the lab materials for each lab. Note that they will not necessarily be available until about one week before the lab takes place.

PHY 123 Lab 1 - Error and Uncertainty and the Simple Pendulum-Error, Uncertainty and the Simple Pendulum

PHY 123 Lab 2 - Acceleration-Acceleration

PHY 123 Lab 3 - Projectile Motion-Projectile Motion

PHY 123 Lab 4 - Conservation of Energy-Energy

PHY 123 Lab 5 - Momentum-Momentum

PHY 123 Lab 6 - Angular Momentum-Angular Momentum

PHY 123 Lab 7 - Simple Harmonic Motion-Simple Harmonic Motion

PHY 123 Lab 8 - Standing Waves-Standing Waves

Lab 9-Fluid Flow

Lab 10-Mechanical Equivalent of Heat

Plotting Tool

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