PC141 Mechanics for Life Sciences Lab

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This is the Physics 141 Lab page, created and updated by Terry Sturtevant .
Page last updated Friday May 12, 2017
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Introduction

Evaluation Methods

Course Material

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Introduction
Experiment

May 1

scientist humour


Lab prep

 

Repeated Measurements

May 8
  • Experiment Background: Repeated Measurements
  • Lab Exercise: Repeated Measurements
    Can be done independently.
    You can start it ahead of time, and get as much done as possible, and then bring what you have to you lab period. The more you have done already, the less time you'll need to spend in the lab.

Lab prep

 

Processing Uncertainties

uncertainty humour

Writing a Lab Report

May 15

Lab prep

 

Torque and the Principle of Moments
May 22
  • 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

May 29

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' "
    1. TBA
  • 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

June 5
  • 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

 

 

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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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