Fall 2009

BPS 1260

Introduction to Physics Labs II

PHY252 provides some experimental experience with electical circuits, sound and light. During the weekly laboratory session, you will conduct an experiment, collect data, analyze and graph the results, and write a lab report.  At the end of the session you will hand in the completed lab report. Each lab is completely self-contained--you will be done with the lab once you leave.

PHY252 begins with simple electronic circuits.  Then it introduces you to the oscilloscope, which is used to study more complicated circuits, such as an amplifier that you will employ to measure voltages in the human body.  This is followed by experiments in optics: the wave character of light, an introduction to the physics of lenses, and measurements of atomic spectra.

Prerequisites: PHY 251 or PHY 191 or LBS 271L (LBS 164L)
PHY 182B or PHY 184 or PHY 184B or PHY 232 or PHY 232B or PHY 232C or PHY 294H or LBS 272 (or concurrently)
Restrictions: Not open to students with credit in PHY 192 or LBS 272L

Text: "Physics 252 Introductory Physics Laboratory II Fall 2009", available in book strores.

PHY 252

Introductory Physics Laboratory II

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