PHYSICS 204 LABORATORY
Course Coordinator: Professor Stephen Thornton
Physics 204 is the laboratory that serves students in Physics 202. 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.
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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 is available from the UVa bookstore.
Day of Week
|Electrostatic Force & Coulomb's Law|
|Batteries, Bulbs, & Current|
|Capacitors & RC Circuits|
|Electron Charge-to-Mass Ratio|
|Inductors & LR Circuits|
|AC Current & Voltage|
|Microwave & Light Interference|
|Radioactivity, Beta, and Gamma Rays|
Make - Up
|Make up by permission only by TA and Mr. Suddarth|