Instructor: Dr. Jason Pinkney
Lab Assistant: TBA
Office hours in 111 Science Annex at these times .
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-772-2740.
Instructor's Home page: http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/
Section 2341-01 Time and place: Tues 8:00-10:45 am, Meyer 121
Section 2341-02 Time and place: Tues 12:00-2:45 pm, Meyer 121 (TA=DJ Pleshinger)
Section 2341-04 Time and place: Thurs 8:00-10:45 pm, Meyer 121 (TA=Nathan Grieser)
Section 2341-05 Time and place: Thurs 12:00-2:45 pm, Meyer 121 (TA=Abby Thayer)
Error Propagation rules.
Example of error propagation (applied to calorimetry). In this PDF file, I have taken a student's lab measurements (top left side) and used them to calculate the specific heat of copper, CCu.
This is the lab associated with Physics 2311 (Physics I) and Physics 2111 (General Physics 211). You will have an informational meeting on the second week where you will be assigned your first lab.
Manual: You need to buy "Experiments in Mechanics, Waves,
and Thermodynamics", the Physics I lab manual, for $13. You also
need to get a quad-ruled notebook. Get both of these at
the Physics Office SA 107A for $15. Its best to come by
after 12:30 in the afternoon since our administrative assistant,
Nancy Fetter, is part-time. Please bring exact cash.
Your final letter grade is determined based on your regular Lab report scores. The scores are determined by your TA with guidance (a rubric) from your instructor. The instructor will take the scores from the TA and convert them into a grade. Typically, 90% and up is an A. However, if the class mean is very high compared to other sections, the instructor will compare notebooks between sections to see if an adjustment is needed. Thus, the A cut-off could be raised to 91 or even 92% in order to keep different sections consistent.
Attendance is essential for labs. If you miss a
lab completely you get a 0 for that particular lab. If you
miss and have a valid excuse (emergencies, sports or music activities,
very sick) we can try to find another lab section for you to work in
to make up the lab. This must be okayed by the instructor of the
other lab and you must make sure that you get your completed lab to
your regular TA on time.
You may NOT regularly attend a lab other than the one you are signed up for. (Try to transfer early on if another section is appealing.)
Calculators. I encourage you to have a calculator in this lab.
|Week of|| Side "A"
| W1 (1/15-17/13)
|| Informational Meeting
|W2||Measurements in Physics|| Measurements in Physics
|W3||Graphs and Motion||Graphs and Motion|
|W4||Acceleration of Gravity|| Acceleration of Gravity
||Projectile Motion||Force Vectors|
|W6||Force Vectors||Projectile Motion|
|W7||Uniform Circ Motion||Conservation of Energy|
|W8||Conservation of Energy||Uniform Circ Motion|
|W9||Cons of 1D Momentum||2D Cons of Momentum|
|W10||2D Cons of Momentum||Cons of 1D Momentum|
|W11||Oscillatory Motion||Melde's Experiment|
|W12||Melde's Experiment||Oscillatory Motion|
|W13||Speed of Sound||Thermal expansion|
|W14||Thermal expansion||Speed of Sound|
|W15||Specific Heat Capacity||Specific Heat Capacity|
|W16||(Finals. All labs done before this week.)
|Pinkney's Homepage||The ONU Physics Homepage|