INSTRUCTORS... Please see a complete version of the 2020 Lab revisions at:
The goals of the 2020 labs/recitations are to develop your skills in laboratory measurement, estimation, argument, justification and reasoning, to support the concepts developed in the lectures and homework, to explore your own ideas and fundamental principles in physics, and of course to have fun!
Each week your laboratory and pre-laboratory instructions will be posted here. There are 10 labs in this course. Students must successfully complete 8 labs in order to pass the course. There will be some required and some optional recitation sections.
NOTE: your lowest lab score will be dropped; however you must still complete 8 labs to pass the course
Added note: Makeup information now included....(you are allowed 1 makeup lab this last week)
Detailed student instructions (discussing grading, makeups, expectations etc.)
List of lab sections / times and TA's
Week 1: (8/22) Lab 1: Electric Charge Pre-Lab (online) and Lab Instructions.
Week 2 (8/29): Lab 2: Potential / fields Pre-Lab (online) and Lab Instructions
Week 3 (9/5) : optional recitation – Monday is Labor Day
Week 4 (9/12): recitation – prep for upcoming exam on next Tues eve:
Week 5 (9/17) : Lab 3: Circuits (Voltage) Pre-Lab (online) and Lab Instructions – note this is during an exam week
Tues Sep 20: 7:30 exam 1 – G1B30
Week 6 (9/26): Lab 4: Circuits (current) Pre-lab (online) and Lab Instruction .
Week 7 (10/3): Lab 5: Magnets Pre-lab (online) and Lab Instruction.
--- a quiet day in the Tesla lab (working out prelab homework ; )
Week 8 (10/10): optional recitation –lab prep 2 (Fall Break week) - bring any questions about class or exam prep to any recitation you wish to attend.
Week 9 (10/17): Lab 6: Alternating Current: Pre-lab (online) and Lab Instruction.
Tues Oct 18: 7:30 exam 2– G1B30
Week 10 (10/25): Lab 7: Electromagnetic Waves Pre-lab (online) and Lab Instruction.
Week 11 (10/31): Lab 8: Lenses /geometric optics: Pre-lab (online) and Lab Instruction.
Week 12 (11/7): recitation 2 (not optional) – exam prep 3 - no pre-recitation HW but attendance is required (graded on participation). Bring questions about class to review for the exam.
Week 13 (11/14):Lab 9: Diffraction interference and lasers. Pre-lab (online) and Lab Instruction. (and a picture of Godzilla)
Tues Nov 15: 7:30 exam 3– G1B30
Week 14 (11/21): optional recitation (Thanksgiving)
Week 15 (11/28): Lab 10: atomoic spectroscopy . Pre-lab (online) and Lab Instruction.
Week 16 (12/5): Final recitation (REQUIRED) & makeup week (instructions on makeups will appear here on Fri 12/2).
Final: Dec 12 1:30 – 4pm– G1B20
The labs will be posted on the Friday prior to the Monday when labs begin.