PHYSICS 121– Mechanics Laboratory Announcements – Spring 2018

 

1.      Dr. D. Driscoll is in charge of the laboratories.

         Office: Rockefeller 222C, Phone: x-8844; e-mail: diana.driscoll@case.edu

        

 

2.      The manual for the course can be purchased at the Bookstore. You can also find the lab manual on the lab website http://physicslabs.cwru.edu and on Canvas. You can copy the Microsoft Word® versions of every part of the manual from the lab server (Wertsrv) P: drive in the “Mechanics Manual” directory. Log on to Wertlabs - Wertsrv with user name: RemoteLab and password: uglabs. (You may NOT print out your own copies of the manual with the Undergraduate Lab printers!) There are also pdf versions of the man­ual available on the web but, because of file conversion problems, there may be errors and missing pages in these documents.

 

3.      You must bring a lab notebook to lab and it must be a type that generates duplicate copies of your notes. At the end of your lab period, you must supply your TA with the copy of your notes. Also bring a calculator and a pen to class. You need a pen that will make legible dupli­cates of your notebook pages; soft tip pens will not work reliably.

 

4.      There will be at most only very short lectures at the beginning of the lab. Experiments will occasionally be scheduled before the relevant theory is covered in the course lecture. Therefore, you MUST READ the pertinent section(s) of the manual BEFORE coming to lab. You may not be able to finish the labs if you must read the manual for the first time when you come to lab.

 

         Before coming to your first lab, read Lab #1, Uncertainty and watch the video on Uncertainty on Canvas, which you can find in Modules. You should also scan through the preface, introduction, sermon, and the appendices, particularly Appendices I—Notebooks and II—Reports. For the first lab, you will also need to learn some of the material in Appendix III—Computing, Appendix IV—ORIGIN, and Appendix V—Uncertainties and Error Analysis.

Enrollment as of January 8th, 2018

Lab Section

CRN

Day

Time

odd/even

Enrollment/ Limit

PHYS121 #1

121-110 (1360)

Wednesday

3:20-6:20 PM

odd

32/32

PHYS121 #2

121-111 (1361)

Wednesday

6:30-9:30 PM

odd

15/16

PHYS121 #3

121-112 (1362)

Thursday

8:30-11:30 AM

odd

32/32

PHYS121 #4

121-113 (1363)

Thursday

1:00-4:00 PM

odd

32/32

PHYS121 #5

121-119 (2429)

Thursday

5:30-8:30PM

odd

16/16

PHYS121 #6

121-120 (2430)

Tuesday

5:30-8:30PM

even

31/32

PHYS121 #7

121-114 (1364)

Wednesday

3:20-6:20 PM

even

32/32

PHYS121 #8

121-115 (1365)

Wednesday

6:30-9:30 PM

even

14/16

PHYS121 #9

121-116 (1366)

Thursday

8:30-11:30 AM

even

16/16

PHYS121 #10

121-117 (1367)

Thursday

1:00-4:00 PM

even

32/32

PHYS121 #11

121-121 (2431)

Thursday

5:30-8:30PM

even

16/16

Note to self: italics means sections with 113A students.