Your instructor will evaluate your performance both in the classroom and on the laboratory report. You will be responsible for bringing a printed copy of the lab handout instructions with you to the lab. Reading it over before coming to the lab will ensure basic familiarity with the lab to be performed that day.
Lab Report Grading Scheme:
At the end of the semester, your lab TA will make your laboratory score available to your lecture instructor. Your lecture instructor will then combine the score you received in lecture with the score you received in lab to determine your final grade; remember that the lab counts for 25% of your grade while the lecture counts for the other 75%. A laboratory score of at least 108 points is required to obtain a passing final course grade. Only the final grade that your lecture instructor assigns will appear on your transcript. Please refer to the information provided by your lecture instructor if you have any questions on how to calculate your final grade.
You will be able to keep track of your laboratory score on Blackboard. There is a separate Blackboard site for the lecture portion of the course.
A Primer on Error Analysis - make sure you read this!
|Topic||Week of||Laboratory Handout|
|Estimation||August 29||Sears Tower|
|Kinematics||September 5||Air Slide|
|Motion in Two Dimensions||September 12||Projectile Motion|
|Forces and Motion 1||September 26||Atwood Machine|
|Forces and Motion 2||October 3||Centripetal Force|
|Gravity||October 10||Space Station|
|Conservation of Energy||October 17||Ballistic Pendulum|
|Conservation of Momentum||October 24||Collisions|
|Center of Mass||October 31||The Waiter|
|Simple Harmonic Motion||November 13||Pendulum|