PC131 Mechanics Lab

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Introduction

Evaluation Methods

Course Material

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Introduction
Experiment

Sept. 12

scientist humour


Lab prep

 

Repeated Measurements

Sept. 26

Lab prep

 

READING WEEK

Oct. 10 READING WEEK - No labs  

Processing Uncertainties

uncertainty humour

Writing a Lab Report

Oct. 17

Lab prep

 

Torque and the Principle of Moments
Oct. 31
  • Lab: Torque and the Principle of Moments
  • Hand in lab report for "Measuring 'g' "
    Be sure to attach a checklist!
    Submit electronic copy on MyLearningSpace as well.
    For the electronic submission, the following formats are acceptable: MS Word, WordPerfect, PostScript, Acrobat PDF, HTML, RTF, Plain Text

Lab prep

 

Estimation , Bounding, and Order of Magnitude Calculations

Nov. 14

Lab prep

 
  • Post-lab questions and tasks (if any) from last week

  • Do online quiz on MyLearningSpace between 9 a.m. Friday and 11:30 p.m. Sunday evening the weekend before your lab.

  • Revise lab report for "Measuring 'g' "
  • Prepare for lab test

    Look at the "Recap" section from each lab to see what you should be able to do.

Lab Test and Lab Evaluation

Nov. 28
  • Lab test and evaluation

    Test writing instructions

  • Hand in revised lab report for "Measuring 'g' "
    Be sure to attach the original to the revised version.


  • (Optional) Hand in lab report for "Torque and the Principle of Moments"
    Be sure to attach a checklist!
    Submit electronic copy on MyLearningSpace as well.
    For the electronic submission, the following formats are acceptable: MS Word, WordPerfect, PostScript, Acrobat PDF, HTML, RTF, Plain Text

 

 

Links about writing

Note: different places will specify slightly different formats for reports, but the kind of thinking and communication required will be similar.

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