Welcome to the Physics 253 / 255 A, B  Lab (Spring 2011) web page!

 


 

Lab Coordinators:  253A Kolmakov, 255A Aouadi, 253B Talapatra, 255B Malhotra

 

Syllabus

255A/253A (PDF)

255B (PDF)

 


 

Tentative Lab schedules:

LAB SCHEDULE 255A / 253A

 Week

      Date

   Activities

Lab Topic

1

01/17 – 01/21

 

Orientation

2

01/24 – 01/28

 

Motion in One Dimension

3

01/31 – 02/04

 

Position, Velocity and Acceleration

4

02/07 – 02/11

Quiz 1

Projectile Motion, Parts 1 and 2

5

02/14 – 02/18

 

Newton's Second Law, Parts 1 and 2

6

02/21 – 02/25

Quiz 2

Newton's Third Law, Parts 1 and 2

7

02/28 – 03/04

 

Work and Energy

8

03/07 – 03/11

Quiz 3

Conservation of Energy

9

03/14 – 03/18

 

Spring Break

10

03/21 – 03/25

 

Impulse vs. Change in Momentum

11

03/28 – 04/01

Quiz 4

Conservation of Linear Momentum, Parts 1 and 2

12

04/04 – 04/08

 

Rotational Motion  

13

04/11 – 04/15

Quiz 5

Hooke's Law and

14

04/18 – 04/22

 

Simple Harmonic Motion: Mass on a Spring

15

04/25 – 04/29

            Quiz 6               Buoyant Force

16

05/02 – 05/06

                                     FINAL EXAM

 

LAB SCHEDULE 255B / 253B:

 

Week

 

Date

 

Activities

 

Lab Topic

 

Lab
Type

 

 

 

 

 

1

01/18/2011

 

Orientation

 

2

01/24/2011

 

Electroscope; Basic Magnetism

T

3

01/31/2011

 

Electric Fields

T

4

02/07/2011

Quiz 1

Deflection of Electrons

T

5

02/14/2011

 

Ohm’s Law

C

6

02/21/2011

Quiz 2

DC Series; DC Parallel

C

7

02/28/2011

                       Wheatstone Bridge

  T

8

03/7/2011

Quiz 3

RC Circuit

C

9

 

 

SPRING BREAK

 

10

03/21/2011

 

Magnetic Field Around a Wire

C

11

03/28/2011

Quiz 4

Magnetic Field of a Solenoid

C

12

04/04/2011

 

Faraday’s Law

C

13

04/11/2011

Quiz 5

Rays, Mirrors

T

14

04/18/2011

 

Polarization

C

15

04/25/2011

Quiz 6

Diffraction of Light

C

16

05/02/2011

                          FINAL EXAM

 

*T = traditional lab (use SIU Lab manual); C = computer lab (Cutnell & Johnson lab manual)

 


 

FAQs

Why do I need a flash drive? - You need a flash drive to save your labs to as you do them. In the event of a computer crash or other problem with your lab, you can resume your lab from the last good save. Additionally, PDF copies of all the computer labs are on the computers. You should copy them over to your flash drive and use them to review the lab prior to coming to lab each week.  You can also save completed labs in pdf format on your flash drive to review at the end of the semester.

What lab manuals are requried? See your syllabus and TA for sepecific lab manual requirements. In general, the Physics 253B/255B New Laboratory Manual, 2006-2007, Hayden-McNeil Publishing, Inc. is required for the 253B/255B lab. For all labs, the Probeware Lab Manual, 6th Ed., Cutnell & Johnson, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a supplemental manual that may be required by your specific section.

Why is my printout so small? - The labs are printed 2 pages per sheet and duplexed to save paper.  That will make the print out a little small, but should still be readable.  If the printout is too small to read, it is probably the result of the lab window being reduced.  To get full size printouts, make sure the lab screen is maximized. 

Where can I print? You can print to either room 403 or 405. The default printer is set to the printer in your lab room. In the event that your printer is down, you can choose the printer in the adjoining room.

 

 

 


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