PHY 124 Main Page

Welcome to Physics 124, the laboratory component of Physics 122. If you were with us last semester in PHY 123 not much has changed in the lab format. If not, you will want to familiarize yourself with the way the lab component of the course works right away so you don't get behind, read through the rest of this page and then the Instructions page. Probably all of you should refresh your memory on how to handle Error, Uncertainty and Graphs. Note that in PHY124 we will refer to the equations we referred to last semester as 1.something as E.something so as not to confuse them with PHY 124 Lab 1.

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. Although these pages are intended to guide you through the lab it is very important that you read through them and complete the MapleTA Lab Preparation exercise (accessible through the Blackboard course page for your lab section) before you come to your lab session. The lab preparation exercise will only be accessible before the lab session and is worth 35% of the credit for the lab.

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. If you are given a grade of Satisfactory then you will get the remaining 65 points for the lab. Unsatisfactory grades mean you get only 35 points for doinf the lab. As all work is done in class you should count on being in lab for the full 2hrs. If you miss a lab because of illness or some kind of other emergency then you will be able to make the lab up in one of the designated make-up weeks, but you must arrange this with your TA and Prof. Dawber and provide documentation. For more detailed information about procedures please see the Instructions Page.

You can find information about your Section (when and where it meets) and your TA's contact details on the Sections page.

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.

Error, Uncertainty and Graphs

PHY 124 Lab 1 - Electric Field Plotting

PHY124 Lab 2 - The Oscilloscope

PHY 124 Lab 3 - DC circuits

PHY 124 Lab 4 - Magnetic Force and Induction

PHY 124 Lab 5 - AC circuits

PHY 124 Lab 6- Interference and Diffraction

PHY124 Lab 7 - Reflection, Refraction and Images

PHY 124 Lab 8 - Measurement of e/m for the electron

PHY 124 Lab 9 - Atomic Spectra

PHY124 Lab 10 - Nuclear gamma rays and decay

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