Physics 1401 Laboratory

SC 102

Physics for Nonscience Majors Laboratory

Spring Semester 2018
Course Outline

Lab Coordinator: Thomas L. Gibson Office: Sc 27 Office Hours: 01:30-3:00 pm T,Th or 10:00-11:00 am M,W (or by appointment)
Instructor: Chloe Li. Required Text: Laboratory Manual for Physics 1401---Experimental Elementary Physics
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This lab is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of physics through hands-on and minds-on activities. The emphasis will be on experiencing and understanding concepts. It is also the goal of this course to make use of inexpensive, easily available materials so that any of the students---especially those who might become teachers---can make use of what they are learning to teach others.

Please be careful with our equipment---it may be inexpensive, but it was not free. You will be held responsible for any damage that you cause. There is absolutely NO FOOD OR DRINK ALLOWED IN THE LABORATORY---violators will be held in low esteem. Attendance is important since there will be no makeup labs.

Scores for individual labs are assigned by the lab instructor and will be based on the laboratory reports, which are due at the discretion of the lab instructor, as well as any quizzes which are given at the discretion of the instructor. Your lab score will reflect the following scale:
(55-65) D; (66-81) C; (82-91) B; (92-100) A, with +/- grades 1 point either side of a grade boundary. Since Physics 1401 is a laboratory-science course, you must pass the lab portion in order to receive a passing grade for the Physics 1401 course.

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