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Beginning Physics Lab
BEG PHYS LAB
CLASS CODE: PH 150 CREDITS:  1
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: PHYSICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Beginning Physics Lab for Physics, Engineering, and Physical Science Teaching Majors. Introduces principles of experimentation in physics, and lab equipment and procedures.
DESCRIPTION: This course is intended to give experience in conducting, analyzing and reporting experiments dealing with mechanics.
TOPICS: Measurement and uncertainty, error propagation, curve fitting, calibration of instruments, measurement of one-and two-dimensional motion and forces.
OBJECTIVES: Become acquainted with and limitations of equipment. Take, analyze and interpret data. Estimate uncertainty in data. Use computers in data acquisition and analysis. Communicate technical information in written and oral form.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Physics 121.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001