General Physics Laboratory

  • Course level: Beginner


The main goal of this General Physics Laboratory course is to demonstrate the techniques used to carry out experimental physics.

Besides learning measurement techniques, the student will be trained to be very detailed in raw data collection and analysis. You will need to solve equations (just as you do in the lecture course) and come up with numerical solutions to this equation. As such, you are expected to have (and know how to use) a good scientific calculator. The Department does not have calculators to loan — the sharing of calculators during the lab period is frowned upon. The book store carries such calculators.


What Will I Learn?

  • Learn Uniform Motion with Constant Velocity
  • Learn Linear Motion with Constant Acceleration
  • Learn Atwood's Machine
  • Learn Rotational Motion
  • Learn Ohm's Law
  • Learn Equipotential and Electric Field Lines
  • Learn Force on a Current Carrying Conductor

Topics for this course

12 Lessons

General Physics Laboratory

Physics Lab – Measurements, Errors and Graphs00:00:00
Physics Lab – 1. Uniform Motion with Constant Velocity00:00:00
Physics Lab – 2. Linear Motion with Constant Acceleration and Motion in a Plane00:00:00
Physics Lab – 3. Atwood’s Machine00:00:00
Physics Lab – 4. Collisions and Conservation of Linear Momentum00:00:00
Physics Lab – 5. Rotational Motion00:00:00
Physics Lab – Measuring Instruments00:00:00
Physics Lab – 6. Ohm’s Law, Series and Parallel Combination of Resistors00:00:00
Physics Lab – 7. Equipotential and Electric Field Lines00:00:00
Physics Lab – 8. Constructing an Ammeter and a Voltmeter00:00:00
Physics Lab – 9. Charging and Discharging a Capacitor00:00:00
Physics Lab – 10. Force on a Current Carrying Conductor00:00:00
General Physics Laboratory
25 £

Enrolment validity: Lifetime


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