PHYSICS 203 LABORATORY

Summer 2007

 

Course Coordinator: Professor Stephen Thornton

Physics 203 is the laboratory that serves students in Physics 201. It replaces the former course 201L. It is not required that you be registered in an accompanying lecture course, but that is the normal and preferred procedure. Physics 203 is a 2 hour session where students will answer pedagogical questions and perform experiments designed to help you learn physics. Much of the laboratory is conceptual and is designed to help you understand physics.

Click on the following for further information:

Introduction and General Information. It is very important for you to read this.

Lab Section Information. Look up schedule and TA names and email addresses.

Office Hours. There is help scheduled for you to help solve your pre-lab homework and prepare for the lab. Just drop in and ask for help.

Link to WebAssign for UVa students and faculty. Look here for your pre-lab homework and post-lab quiz. Your username and password are the same as your UVa email account.

Student Guide to WebAssign. Look here if you need help in using WebAssign. NOTE: Sections 1, 2, and 3.3 do not apply to UVa students accessing WebAssign via WebAssign for UVa link.  UVa folks use their CMS username and password to log in.

Workshop Manual PDF versions of the laboratory manual. For reference ONLY; You are REQUIRED to purchase a manual. The manual should be available from the UVa bookstore a week or so before the first lab.

Laboratory Schedule
Date
Day of Week
Lab Number
Lab
June 12 Tuesday
1
Physical Measurement
June 13 Wednesday
2
One Dimensional Motion
June 14 Thursday
3
Velocity and Acceleration
June 18 Monday
4
Projectile Motion
June 19 Tuesday
5
Force
June 21 Thursday
6
Work and Energy
June 22 Friday
7
Collisions & Momentun - Newton's 3rd Law
June 25 Monday
8
Rotational Dynamics
June 26 Tuesday
9
Harmonic Motion and the Pendulum
June 28 Thursday
10
Oscillations and Sound
July 2 Monday
11
Fluids
July 3 Tuesday
12
Ideal Gas Law & the Absolute Zero of Temperature
July 5 Thursday
13
Heat Engines & 1st Law of Thermodynamics
July 6 Friday
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Make-up - TA permission required