PHSCS 107

General Physics Lab 1

Physics and Astronomy College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Course Description

Lab experiments in mechanics and thermodynamics. Measuring and analyzing data.

When Taught

Fall, Winter, Spring

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

1

Fixed

1

Fixed

0

Fixed

3

Other Prerequisites

Phscs 105 or concurrent enrollment.

Note

Students should check with their department to learn if PHSCS 105 and 107 are required concurrently.

Title

Observing, measuring, and analyzing physical data

Learning Outcome

Make quantitative measurements with appropriate detectors and analyze the recorded data.

Title

Communicating scientific results

Learning Outcome

Evaluate experimental results and communicate them in reports and with group members.

Title

Proposing, testing, and revising models

Learning Outcome

Understand the use of mechanistic and mathematical models to describe physical phenomena related to mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, and fluids. Propose predictive models, test predictions, and then revise models as needed.

Title

Designing and conducting experiments

Learning Outcome

Design and carry out experiments to test proposed models.