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Title: Welcome to Physics 2025! (General Physics Lab 2 - Fall 2012)


1
Welcome to Physics 2025! (General Physics Lab
2 - Fall 2012)
2
Contact Information(see also in lab manual/on
website)
  • Lab Director
  • Gernot Laicher
  • South Physics 410
  • 801-585-5553
  • gernot_at_physics.utah.edu
  • Teaching Assistant
  • See course website
  • http//www.physics.utah.edu/gernot/elem_labs/labs
    .html

3
Prerequisites for Physics 2025
  • Algebra/Trigonometry (no Calculus)
  • Physics 2010 or equivalent course
  • Physics 2015 (General Physics Lab 1)

4
Are You Ready for Physics 2025?
  • Buy the lab manual (University book store). If it
    is not yet available Go to the website, click on
    Manuals and find Introduction, homework 1 and
    lab 1 as a pdf file.
  • Understand the course policies (introductory
    pages of the lab manual).
  • Do homework 1 (Standing Waves)
  • (Due at the beginning of lab 1).
  • Look at the course website (address in lab
    manual)
  • http//www.physics.utah.edu/gernot/elem_labs/lab
    s.html

5
Activities for Physics 2025
  • Homework
  • Due at beginning of lab activity.
  • Individual homework (not a group homework).
  • Lab Activity
  • Group activity (2 students per group).
  • Group lab report (Submit only one report per
    group).
  • - Answer questions, fill out data tables
    (usually highlighted as
  • gray fields), etc. directly into the lab manual.
  • - Print out graphs as required.
  • - Write both names on the report.
  • - Submit at the end of the lab before you leave.

6
Instructional Material and Help
  • Lab manual
  • Syllabus with lab dates.
  • Homework assignments.
  • Lab instructions.
  • Excel tutorial.
  • Capstone tutorial.
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Introduction to lab activity (at the beginning of
    the lab).
  • Help during lab activity.
  • Grades your assignment.
  • Office hours for homework help (you can go to any
    TA that teaches a Physics 2025 section).

7
Instructional Material and Help
  • Website (2015, 2025, 2215, 2225, 1809 combined)
  • Detailed schedule of all labs.
  • TA information (email, office hour).
  • Power point presentations (given by TA at start
    of lab).
  • Links to other sites with Physics background
    material.
  • Capstone activities for download during lab.
  • First few pages of lab manual (includes HW 1 and
    Lab 1).
  • Most up-to-date Excel and Capstone tutorial.
  • and more
  • Capstone (Software) Activities
  • Data acquisition and processing.
  • Contains some instruction on how to use
    equipment/software.

8
Grading
  • Homework
  • 10 points maximum.
  • Every homework counts.
  • Due at the beginning of the lab session.
  • If you miss a lab Due date extended by 1 week.
  • Lab reports
  • 20 points maximum.
  • Only 10 best labs count.
  • Due at the end of the lab activity before you
    leave.

9
Flow Chart of HW/Lab Reports
  • You
  • Do assignment
  • Review grading
  • Keep for 1 week
  • Resolve grading disputes with TA
  • TA
  • Grades assignment
  • (hw, lab report)
  • Keeps assignment until end of semester

Turn in assignment
Return assignment to TA
Talk to lab director about unresolved disputes.
Give all assignments to Lab Director
Lab Director (Assigns final course grade)
10
Lab Attendance Rules
  • Do not attend other lab sections.
  • Exceptions only with written (email) permission
    by the lab director.
  • One missed lab activity can be made up during
    your regular lab hours on Monday, December 3rd.
  • You must sign up to make up a lab.
  • You cannot repeat a lab you have already done
    before.
  • If you forgot to turn in the homework related to
    the lab activity you are making up, you can still
    do so now, but only for a 50 credit.
  • University sponsored activities (athletic
    competitions, etc.)
  • Contact the lab director as early as possible to
    arrange for attending other sections.
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