Lab Manual and pre-lab assignments

The HTML5 pre-labs are the latest versions. Those should work better with modern browsers and mobile devices.

First-Semester Labs

Experiment

Lab Writeup

Prelab Assignment

Graphical Analysis - MBL

PDF file

(Updated) Pre-lab

Position, Velocity & Acceleration - MBL

PDF file

 

Projectile Motion

PDF file

HTML5 version: Pre-lab
(Updated) Java version: Pre-lab

Constant Acceleration - MBL

PDF file

HTML5 version: Pre-lab
(Updated) Java version: Pre-lab

Forces Between Carts - MBL

PDF file

HTML5 version: Pre-lab
(Updated) Java version: Pre-lab

Friction

PDF file

Pre-lab

Energy Conservation - MBL

PDF file

(Updated) Pre-lab

Magnetic Forces - MBL

PDF file

(Updated) Pre-lab

Impulse and Work - MBL

PDF file

(Updated) Pre-lab

Energy and Work - MBL

PDF file

HTML5 version: Pre-lab
(Updated) Java version:Pre-lab

Collisions - MBL

PDF file

HTML5 version: Pre-lab
(Updated) Java version: Pre-lab

Angular Momentum

PDF file

(Updated) Pre-lab

Torque and Moments of Inertia

PDF file

HTML5 version: Pre-lab
(Updated) Java version: Pre-lab

Simple Harmonic Motion – MBL

PDF file

HTML5 version: Pre-lab
(Updated) Java version: Pre-lab

Fluids

PDF file

Pre-lab

Specific Heat

PDF file

HTML5 version: Pre-lab
(Updated) Java version: Pre-lab

Mechanical Equivalent of Heat

PDF file

HTML5 version: Pre-lab
(Updated) Java version: Pre-lab

Conversion of Mechanical Energy to Heat

PDF file

Pre-lab

Heat Lab with Systems

PDF file

HTML5 version: Pre-lab
(Updated) Java version: Pre-lab

 

Simple Harmonic Motion – PASCO

 

PDF file

HTML5 version: Pre-lab
(Updated) Java version: Pre-lab 

Second-Semester Labs

Experiment

Lab Writeup

Prelab Assignment

Electric Charge

PDF file

Pre-lab

Electric Charge - Abridged (for PY212)
for use with Coulomb's Law Lab below

PDF file

 

Coulomb's Law

PDF file

(Updated) Pre-lab

Electric Fields and Potentials

PDF file

New PhET-based pre-lab
Java: (Updated) Pre-lab

Capacitors - MBL

PDF file

Pre-lab

Ohm's Law - MBL

PDF file

New PhET-based pre-lab
Java:Pre-lab

e/m Ratio of the Electron

PDF file

HTML5 version: Pre-lab
(Updated) Java version: Pre-lab

Faraday's Law - MBL

PDF file

HTML5 version: Pre-lab
(Updated) Java version: Pre-lab

Electromagnetic Induction - MBL

PDF file

Pre-lab

RLC Circuits - MBL

PDF file

New HTML5 pre-lab
(Updated) Java:Pre-lab

Sound - MBL

PDF file

New PhET-based pre-lab
(Updated) Java:Pre-lab

Geometrical Optics

PDF file

New HTML5 pre-lab
Java:Pre-lab

Interference and Diffraction

PDF file

New HTML5 pre-lab
(Updated) Java:Pre-lab

 

Thanks to the NSF who provided funding for the development of the microcomputer-based labs (MBLs) and the pre-lab assignments through grant DUE-9981096.
Last modified June 1, 2016 by AD.