General Physics Lab 1 Introductory Meeting

Welcome to Physics 2025!
(General Physics Lab 2 - Spring 2013)
Contact Information
(see also in lab manual/on website)
Lab Director:
Gernot Laicher
South Physics 410
[email protected]
Teaching Assistant:
See course website:
Prerequisites for Physics 2025
Algebra/Trigonometry (no Calculus)
Physics 2020 or equivalent course
Physics 2015 (General Physics Lab 1)
Are You Ready for Physics 2025?
 Buy the lab manual (University book store). If it is not
yet available: Go to the website, click on “Manuals” and
find Introduction, homework 1 and lab 1 as a pdf file.
 Understand the course policies (introductory pages of the
lab manual).
 Do homework # 1 (Standing Waves)
(Due at the beginning of lab 1).
 Look at the course website (address in lab manual)
Activities for Physics 2025
 Homework
• Due at beginning of lab activity.
• Individual homework (not a group homework).
 Lab Activity
• Group activity (2 students per group).
• Group lab report (Submit only one report per group).
- Answer questions, fill out data tables (usually highlighted as
gray fields), etc. directly into the lab manual.
- Print out graphs as required.
- Write both names on the report.
- Submit at the end of the lab before you leave.
Instructional Material and Help
 Lab manual:
Syllabus with lab dates.
Homework assignments.
Lab instructions.
Excel tutorial.
Capstone tutorial.
 Teaching Assistant:
Introduction to lab activity (at the beginning of the lab).
Help during lab activity.
Grades your assignment.
Office hours for homework help (you can go to any TA that
teaches a Physics 2025 section).
Instructional Material and Help
 Website (2015, 2025, 2215, 2225, 1809 combined)
Detailed schedule of all labs.
TA information (email, office hour).
Power point presentations (given by TA at start of lab).
Links to other sites with Physics background material.
Capstone activities for download during lab.
First few pages of lab manual (includes HW 1 and Lab 1).
Most up-to-date Excel and Capstone tutorial.
Canvas: For online discussion and for checking whether your HW
and Lab scores were recorded correctly. (There is a link to Canvas
on website).
 Capstone (Software) Activities
• Data acquisition and processing.
• Contains some instruction on how to use equipment/software.
 Homework:
10 points maximum.
Every homework counts.
Due at the beginning of the lab session.
If you miss a lab: Due date extended by 1 week.
 Lab reports:
• 20 points maximum.
• Only 10 best labs count.
• Due at the end of the lab activity before you leave.
Flow Chart of HW/Lab Reports
Do assignment
Review grading
Keep for 1 week
Resolve grading
disputes with TA
Talk to lab director
about unresolved
Turn in assignment
Return assignment to TA
Grades assignment
(hw, lab report)
Keeps assignment
until end of semester
Give all assignments
to Lab Director
Lab Director (Assigns final course grade)
Lab Attendance Rules
 Do not attend other lab sections.
• Exceptions only with written (email) permission by the lab director.
 One missed lab activity can be made up during your regular lab
hours in the last week of classes (April 22nd to April 24th).
• You must sign up to make up a lab.
• You cannot repeat a lab you have already done before.
• If you forgot to turn in the homework related to the lab activity you are
making up, you can still do so now, but only for a 50% credit.
 University sponsored activities (athletic competitions, etc.)
Contact the lab director as early as possible to arrange for attending
other sections.