Spring 2008



Course Coordinator: Professor Stephen Thornton

Physics 204 is the laboratory that serves students in Physics 202, 232, and a few students in 152. It replaces the former course 202L. It is not required that you be registered in an accompanying lecture course, but that is the normal and preferred procedure. Physics 204 is a 2 hour laboratory 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 Videos. The short videos are to help you understand how the experimental equipment works for each lab.

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

Office Hours. There is lots of help scheduled for you to help solve your pre-lab homework and prepare for the lab. Just drop in and ask for help. You do not need to attend the office hours held by your TA. Visit anyone!

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 is available from the UVa bookstore.