Laboratory experiences to complement PHYS 111. $40 lab fee. Students majoring in Chemistry must earn a grade of C or higher. Prerequisites: MATH 150 or MATH 170 or MATH 180; PHYS 111 (may be taken concurrently). G.E. when taken with PHYS 111.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
MATH 150 or MATH 170 or MATH 180; PHYS 111 (may be taken concurrently).
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Most current editions of the following:
Physics Laboratory Experiments
By Wilson, J. and Hernandez-Hall (Cengage) Recommended
Physics Lab Manual
By Loyd, D. (Cengage) Recommended
To employ basic laboratory techniques of measurement and experimentation.
To illustrate and verify the principles used in PHYS 111.
Apply the scientific method.
Measure physical quantities.
Convert between different units of measurement.
Quantify the precision of measured and calculated quantities using significant figures.
Differentiate between accuracy and precision of experimental results and quantify each.
Relate physical quantities using graphs.
Apply all of these skills to the particular experiments chosen for the course.
Experiments may include (but are not limited to):
Uniformly accelerated motion
Addition and resolution of vectors: the force table
Newton’s second law: the atwood machine
Hooke’s law and simple harmonic motion
Conservation of linear momentum
Torques, equilibrium, and center of gravity
Rotational motion and moment of inertia
The simple pendulum
Standing waves in a string
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 18
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical
outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.