Instructor: Dr. Jason Pinkney
Office hours in 111 Science Annex at these times : 10-11 am MWF, 1 pm W, and 2 pm M.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-772-2740.
Instructor's Home page: http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/
2341-08 CRN: 33821, Time and place: Wed 3:00-5:45 pm, Meyer 121 (TA=Jarrod Johns)
2341-04 CRN: 30785, Time and place: Thur 8:00-10:45 pm, Meyer 121 (TA=Travis Maenle )
2341-05 CRN: 30786, Time and place: Thur 12:00-2:45 pm, Meyer 121 (TA=Brad Lockhart)
2341-06 CRN: 30787, Time and place: Thur 3:00-5:45 pm, Meyer 121 (TA=Brad Lockhart)
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 1). You should either have taken PHYS 2311 (or 2111) already, or be taking it concurrently. You will have an informational meeting on the first week where you will be assigned your first lab.
Manual: You need to buy the
"Experiments in Mechanics, Waves,
and Thermodynamics", the Physics I lab manual, for $13. You also
need to get a quad-ruled notebook ($2). Get both of these at
the Physics Office SA 107A for $15. Its best to come by
before noon on MTW or after 1:00 on RF as those are the times
our administrative assistant, Erin Swick, is part-time.
Please bring cash, preferably exact change.
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 preferred.)
Calculators. I encourage you to have a calculator in this lab.
Food and drink. Please do not bring food and drink into the lab. I want to avoid trash and clutter/spills on the lab tables. A bottled drink that is stored in your backpack is acceptable.
|Week of|| Side "A"
| W1 (1/12)
|| Informational Meeting
|W2||(1) Measurements in Physics|| (1) Measurements in Physics
|W3||(2) Graphs and Motion||(2) Graphs and Motion|
|W4||(3) Acceleration of Gravity|| (3) Acceleration of Gravity
||(4) Projectile Motion||(5) Force Vectors|
|W6||(5) Force Vectors||(4) Projectile Motion|
|W7||(6) Uniform Circ Motion||(7) Conservation of Energy|
|W8||(7) Conservation of Energy||(6) Uniform Circ Motion|
|W9||(8) Cons of 1D Momentum||(9) 2D Cons of Momentum|
|W10||(9) 2D Cons of Momentum||(8) Cons of 1D Momentum|
|W11||(10) The Pendulum||(11) Oscillatory Motion|
|W12||(11) Oscillatory Motion||(10) The Pendulum|
|W13||(12) Thermal Expansion||(13) Specific Heat|
|W14||(13) Specific Heat||(12) Thermal Expansion|
|W15||(14) Entropy||(14) Entropy|
|W16||(Finals. All labs done before this week.)
|Pinkney's Homepage||The ONU Physics Homepage|