MADISONVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
COURSE: PHY 161: Introductory Physics I Lab (2827)
Investigates concepts introduced in PHY 151 through experiments in classical mechanics and thermal physics.
PREREQUISITE OR CONCURRENT: PHY 151
CREDIT HOURS: 1
TEXTBOOK: No textbook is assigned or required.
LABORATORY PERIOD: N/A
Dr. Aseem Talukdar
Office: Room 001, Joe C. Davis Building
Telephone: (270) 836-0389 (Cell)
Fax: (270) 824-1866
Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:
Perform basic tasks in Microsoft Office.
Operate a physics java applet.
Perform sequential measuring tasks.
Perform elementary data analysis.
Interpret the results of elementary experimental analysis.
Write elementary reports of experimental results.
Use the Scientific Method in laboratory investigations.
Each of the experiments in this course is a virtual physics lab. Each virtual lab consists of a physics java applet at a particular website. It includes a Word file (or the lab manual) containing instructions on using the physics applet to do the physics experiment and tables for recording your experimental measurements. An Excel file intended to be used as a template for analyzing and making graphs for the experiments will be supplied. In addition all these, another Word file will be included as a template for writing the lab report for the particular lab.
Since this is an online course with virtual labs, it is absolutely necessary for you to have...