The Department considers practical work as a very important part of the curriculum. The Physics labs will present, you the students, with the opportunity to gain insight into some of the basic principles of physics. The lab exercises are setup to allow you to gather data, analyze the data using the principles of the assigned topic, to obtain quantified results, and then for you to evaluate the results to determine if the principles are sound. It is our hope that these labs will aid you to gain a better understanding of the covered material.
The Physics Laboratory aim to train students in laboratory skills such as:
Assembling and operating apparatus
Following and recording experimental procedures
Taking and interpreting data
Determination of experimental uncertainties
Presenting the results of an experiment in a written report.