||Electrostatics: This lab first investigates
types of charges and the forces between them by experimenting with
everyday objects. Then you use an electroscope to understand how
electrons move in conductors, and how other nearby charged objects
influences this charge motion.
||Electric fields: Here you
experimentally map the relation between electric fields and electric
potential using a sheet of graphite paper. This leads to an
intuitive understanding of many electrostatic configurations.
||Exam week. Possible make-up for
||Resistor and capacitor circuits : In this
lab you explore resistor and capacitor circuits, and use computer to
record voltage signals from a propagating pulse in an RC model of a
||Magnetic fields and forces : In this lab
you investigate the force on a moving charged particle (a current)
by a constant magnetic field. You use this to make a measurement of
the charge-to-mass ration (e/m) of an individual electron.
||Magnetic induction: Here you investigate
Lenz' law and the Faraday effect. Both of these arise from the
generation of an electromotive force (or equivalently, an
electrostatic potential) by a time-varying magnetic flux.
||Exam week. Possible make-up of missed labs.
||Cathode Ray Oscilloscope and DC Amplifiers:
This lab focuses on the basic operation of a cathode ray
oscilloscope, which is used to observe the voltage vs. time behavior
of electrical signals.
||AC Circuits: In this lab you explore the
voltage and phase relations in series and parallel AC circuits.
||Waves on strings: Here you investigate the
propagation of transverse standing waves on strings.
||Exam Possible make-up of missed labs.
||Mirrors and Lenses: Here you investigate
image formation, primarily with lenses. Using refraction, lenses
bend light rays to reconstruct an image which is located at a
different position from the object and is of a different size.
|Diffraction and interference: You will use
diffraction and interference to directly demonstrate the wave nature