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PHS104A Introductory Physics Lab

Lead Faculty: Dr. Nataliya V. Serdyukova

Course Description

Non-calculus based general physics course for earth and life science majors. Laboratory experiments/exercises, including data analysis on topics, including but not limited to: electricity, magnetism, light (optics) and nuclear physics.

Learning Outcomes

  • Set up an experiment in obtaining a uniform motion and apply the equation of uniform motion.
  • Measure the acceleration due to gravity by analyzing the non-uniform motion of a freely falling object.
  • Examine a projectile motion.
  • Determine how to predict whether a given solic body will float or sink in a given fluid.
  • Construct a complete electrical circuit.
  • Investigate the basic principle of reflection and refraction.