Physics 203

LAB: Spring, 2018

John Jay College of Criminal Justice: the City University of New York

Bean

LAST UPDATED April 10, 2018

Procedures & Policies*

*(including overview of formal report structure)

 

REPORTS &
FINDINGS:
Some Resources re
Writing in Physics
JUSTIFICATION &
UNCERTAINTY:
Some Resources re
Knowledge in Physics

 

Lab Report Dos & Don'ts

Sample Lab Report for Lab 1: 3rd Person Plural

Sample Lab Report for Lab 1: All Passive Voice
(includes an explanation of uncertainty vs. error, a full description of the absolute uncertainty-interval calculation method, and an overview comparison of the absolute and fractional calculation methods)

 

LAB WEEK

EXPERIMENT

ASSIGNMENT

 PRINCIPLE

Lab Day 1

 

1. Magnitude, Measurement & Motion


the POST-LAB for LAB 1
&
General Instructions for
writing Lab Reports

are included, among other places,
at the end of the handout ('manual') for
LAB 1.

 

 

First Lab Period: No assignment due.

Lab Day 2

Lab 2: Free-Fall
(Day 1)


DUE:
Post-Lab for Lab 1
(Directions for PL1 are found at the end of the Lab 1 instructions. See class handout OR link above-left.)
You will submit ONE document per lab group

Skim & bring to class
instructons for Lab 2
(see highlighted link in the cell to the left)

 

Lab Day 3

Lab 2: Free-Fall
(Day 2)


DUE:
Lab 1 Formal Report, including:
RQ, DC, Anal, Append.
You must use the:
Guide & Rubric for Lab 1

 

Lab Day 4

FIRST: Complete
Lab 3: Commuting ByPlane

THEN: Lecture in Lab
Please bring Space Relations homework to lab with you (printed or downloaded)


DUE:
Lab 2 Post Lab:

Skim & bring to class
instructons for Lab 2
(see highlighted link in the cell to the left)

Galileo's Principle of Relativity

 Form #4

* ROTATE LAB PARTNERS *

Lab Day 5



Lab 4: Ballistic Projectile
(Day 1: Measurement, Analysis)

YOU MUST BRING GOGGLES FOR THIS LAB!


DUE:
Lab 2 Formal Report
Guide/Rubric for Lab 2

Please note: there used to be some highglighted text in this cell about what sections were required for formal report 2. That text was WRONG. The Rubric/Guide document linked above will tell you what sections to complete.

 

Lab Day 6


Lab 4: Ballistic Projectile
(Day 2: Uncertainty, Results)

YOU MUST BRING GOGGLES FOR THIS LAB!


 

 

Lab Day 7


Lab 5: Slow Down

PART A: Effects.

--> Prediction, Measurement and Acceleration.

Lab 4 Post Lab

 

Lab Day 8


Lab 5: Slow Down

PART B: Causes.

--> Interactions, Free-Body Diagrams, Coordinate Systems, Vector Components and Net Force.


DUE:
Lab 4 Formal Report
Guide/Rubric for Lab 4

 

Lab Day 9


BOARD MEETING ALPHA


Before writing your formal report for Lab 5, please read the two Lab 4 reports below. These are very strong reports written by PHY 203 students in previous semesters. They are not perfect reporsts of course. You will see Bean's grading marks on them.

The two samples are very different from each other, but note that they both have (1) a Data Collection section that is clear & thorough but does NOT go into calculations & analysis; (2) a detailed Analysis section in which they explain the logic behind their work & justify the assumptions they make.

Sample Report 1
Sample Report 2

Sample ET & RDC

After you have read through the above examples, complete the post lab & formal report for lab 5.

Lab 5 Post Lab

Galileo's Principle of Relativity

 Form #5:

Unless acted on by a net external force, an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion at the same speed and in the same direction.

ROTATE LAB PARTNERS

Lab Day 10

 

Lab 6: The Simple Pendulum

Day 1

(Period begins with midsemester review True/False assignment)

 


DUE:
Lab 5 Formal Report
Guide/Rubric for Lab 5

Galileo's Principle of Relativity

 Form #6:

     If object A exerts a force on object B, then object B exerts a force on object A of equal magnitude and opposite direction.

Lab Day 11

Lab 6: The Simple Pendulum

Day 2

 

Galileo's Principle of Relativity

 Form #7:

Space is homogenous; Linear momentum is conserved.

Lab Day 12

BOARD MEETING BETA

 

Galileo's Principle of Relativity

 Form #8:

Time is homogenous; Energy is conserved.

Lab Day 13

Board Meeting Gamma


1. Post Lab for Lab 6

2. True/False Answers

should be submitted along with lab report.

Galileo's Principle of Relativity

 Form #9:

Space is isotropic;
Angular momentum is conserved.

Lab Day 14


Lab 7. The Ballistic Pendulum

 

 

There is no Lab on Last Day

There is no final exam for lab.


Unofficial Course Evaluation

Post Lab for Lab 7

To ALL students writing lab reports for lab 7: you may have noticed that there are THREE suggested research questions listed in the instructions for the lab, but only the FIRST one is really a RESEARCH question. The other two are more like thinking questions. You should DEFINITELY think about them while writing your report, and talk about the issues they raise in your report, but only the FIRST one needs to be part of your official Research Question.


 

Note: All assignments are 1) highlighted, 2) DUE the day on which they appear and 3)

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