Instructor: **Dr. Jason Pinkney**

Office hours in 111 Science Annex at these times : Tues at 10am and 1 pm,
Wed at 3 pm, Thurs at 9 am and 3 pm.

Email j-pinkney@onu.edu
or call 419-772-2740.

Instructor's Home page:
https://jpastro.net

Section CRN, Time and Place:

PHYS2341-04 CRN: 20778, Time and place: Thur 12:00-2:45 pm, Meyer 121
(TA= Anthony Parker)

**Course Description:**

This is the lab associated with Physics 2311 (Physics I)
and Physics 2111 (General Physics 1). The student will
perform experiments in Newtonian mechanics (projectile
motion, collisions, conservation of energy, etc),
Oscillatory motion (the pendulum), and thermodynamics
(specific heat, thermal expansion).

**Prerequisites:**
You should, ideally, be taking PHYS 2311 (or PHYS 2111) concurrently
with this lab. It is also acceptable to
have already taken PHYS 2311 (or PHYS 2111).

**Course Objectives:**
At the end of the course, students will be able to:

- Use the scientific method of inquiry in order to complete data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
- Apply principles of Newtonian mechanics, oscillations and thermodynamics to explain natural physical processes such as freefall, collisions, pendulums, thermal expansion and heat transfer.
- Understand the procedure and instructions to carry out the experiments.
- Use the appropriate physical principles, mathematics, and error propagation to analyze data.
- Quantify uncertainties in measurements using instrumental resolution, standard deviation, fractional errors, and fractional discrepancies.
- Interpret and communicate the results of the data analysis.

**Lab Manual and paper:** You need to buy the
orange manual
"Experiments in Mechanics, Waves, and Thermodynamics", the Physics I lab manual,
for $15. We will provide you with the paper needed to write up your lab
report . Buy your lab manual from the instructor on the
first day of class.
Bring cash, preferably exact change.
If that fails, then find Dr Pinkney during his office hours
in SciAnx 111 before the 2nd lab meeting.

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EXTRA
Materials

Error Propagation rules.

Example of error
propagation (applied to calorimetry). In this PDF file, I
have taken a student's lab measurements (top left side) and used them
to calculate the specific heat of copper, C_{Cu}.

Hyperphysics A nice supplement to your
textbook which can be used to review concepts and equations.

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**Grading:**

Your final letter grade is determined based on the average of
your lab report scores. Each lab is scored out of 10 points.
The scores are determined by your TA with
guidance (a rubric) from your instructor.
The instructor will take the scores from the TA and convert them
into a grade. Typically, 90% and up is an A and 80-90% is a B.
However, if the class mean is very high compared to other sections, the
instructor may adjust the A-B cutoff. Usually, if any change is
made, the cutoff is lowered to 89 or 88. But the cut-off could be
raised to 91 or even 92% in order to keep different sections
consistent.

Here is a
rubric
showing deductions for problems with lab reports.

**Course Policies**

*Attendance* is essential for labs. If you miss a
lab completely you get a 0 for that particular lab. If you
miss and have a valid excuse (emergencies, sports or music activities,
illness) let me know, and I will try to set you up to attend another
section of the lab. If that doesn't work out, I may be able to arrange
to let you into the lab at non-lab times. You have to work more
independently when doing a make-up lab. There are 6 other
sections of this lab to allow for these make-ups.

*Sides A and B *. We will be dividing our
lab into 2, roughly equal sides. This is because we don't have
enough lab apparati for 6-8 teams of students for a few labs.
For the first 5 weeks, everyone will do the same lab, but on
the 6th week, side A will do experiment 5 and side B will do
experiment 6. The following week, side A will do 6 and side B
will do 5. (See the Schedule below.) The class may need to
split again on weeks 14-15.
Use the lab time to gather good data and write up the report.
Your notebook is left in the lab (on a bookshelf) for your TA to
find and grade.

*Calculators*. I encourage you to have a calculator in this lab.

*Food and drink*. Please do not bring food and drink into the
lab. I want to avoid trash, clutter, and spills on the lab tables.
A bottled drink that is stored in your backpack is acceptable.

Week of | Side A |
Side B |

W1 (8/29) |
Informational meeting |
Informational meeting |

W2 (9/5) | (Exp 1) Measurements in Physics | (Exp 1) Measurements in Physics |

W3 (9/12) | (2) Graphs and Motion | (2) Graphs and Motion |

W4 (9/19) | (3) Acceleration of Gravity | (3) Acceleration of Gravity |

W5 (9/26) |
(4) Projectile Motion | (4) Projectile Motion |

W6 (10/3) | (5) Force Vectors | (6) UNIFORM CIRC MOTION |

W7 (10/10) | (6) Uniform Circ Motion | (5) FORCE VECTORS |

W8 (10/17) | FALL BREAK (no labs) | FALL BREAK (no labs) |

W9 (10/24) | (7) Conservation of Energy | (7) Conservation of Energy |

W10 (10/31) | (8) Cons of 1D Momentum | (8) Cons of 1D Momentum |

W11 (11/7) | (9) 2D Cons of Momentum | (9) 2D Cons of Momentum |

W12 (11/14) | (10) Oscillatory Motion | (10) Oscillatory Motion |

W13 (11/21) | (11) Pendulum | (11) Pendulum |

W-- (11/25-29) | Thanksgiving break | Thanksgiving break |

W14 (12/2,4,6) | (12) Thermal Expansion | (13) Specific Heat |

W15 (12/9,11,13) | (13) Specific Heat | (12) Thermal Expansion |

*Common syllabus information.*
Here is
common course information
which applies to all courses. This includes covid Safety Policy,
Grading Modes, Readmission, Repeat Policies, and more.