General Physics I Lab (Summer 2014)This laboratory accompanies the first course of the two-course sequence of introductory (algebra-based) physics. Inquiry sessions will cover topics in linear and rotational motion, forces and acceleration, static fluids, momentum, conservation of momentum, and conservation of energy.
TutoringDamon Smith is the official tutor for PHY 1510 and will be available Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday nights 7-9 PM on the 4th floor of the library (in the main tutoring area).
WebAssignWe will use WebAssign for submitting lab reports. You can self-enroll for WebAssign at this link. When you self-enroll, our course ID is: highpoint 7752 3863. Please note that this is a different webassign page than the lecture course PHY1510. Once you've signed up for WebAssign, use the link at the left to access the page and log in.
Lecture CourseThe PHY-1510 course is completely separate from the PHY-1511 laboratory course. For information on the lecture course, go to this website.
Lab ReportsLab reports (post-lab assignments on WebAssign) are due at 11:25am the day after the inquiry session. For example, we will carry out a friction lab on 5 Jun, and the WebAssign lab assignment on friction is due at 11:25am on 6 Jun (the next day).
Tentative ScheduleM-T-W-Th-F, 2:15-4:15pm, Congdon 130
|2 Jun||Graphing Motion|
|3 Jun||Relationship Between Force, Mass, and Acceleration|
|4 Jun||Newton's Three Laws of Motion|| CanonicalSpaceship.jar
|5 Jun||An Investigation of Friction|
|9 Jun||Projectile motion||Juggler.flv Project Motion Physlet|
|10 Jun||Fluid Pressure and Buoyancy|
|11 Jun||Uniform Cicular Motion|
|17 Jun||Static Equilibrium|
|19 Jun||Conservation of Momentum||1D-collision-carts.flv|
|23 Jun||Conservation of Energy|
|24 Jun||Hooke's Law and Elastic Potential Energy|
|25 Jun||Independent Investigation|
|26 Jun||No Meeting (Lecture Final)|
- Syllabus - information about the course