Physics 195 – Lab  

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*Lab Logistics for the Semester

 

Percent Difference vs. Percent Error Guide

 

* Significant Figures Tutorials: ** Read this guide first! **

 

#2 - Intro    #3 - more     #4 - sig figs     #5 - rules for addition & subtraction

 

#6- rules for mult and div     #7          #8

 

 

 

Lab #1 - Metric System and Density    (this lab is already included in the bookstore lab packet.) 

 

Lab #2 - Straight-line Kinematics   (this lab is already included in the bookstore lab packet.)   

  

Lab #3 - Projectile Motion

 

 

 

For Lab #6: I will provide you with a copy of the following "Vernier caliper" file in class: Vernier Caliper Worksheet  , you do NOT have to print this out.

 

  Our class hand-out on How to Read the Vernier Calipers (included in lab #6)

 

            * Please visit these links for addition help in using the Vernier calipers.

   These java applets show you how to read a Vernier caliper:   GREAT!! 

 

   Vernier 1

    Vernier 2

  Link to a tutorial on how to use the Vernier caliper  

 

 

How to Make a Graph    (this is already included in the Kinematics Lab )

 

How to Graph on Log-Log paper  (this is already included in the Kinematics Lab )

 

 

Get Graph Paper here too!          

 

    Uncertainties and Error Propagation link  

 

    Graphing by Hand and on Computer link:   this is a great tutorial on “how to make a graph”

  

 

 

 

 

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