Lab Manual Appendices
Your Lab manual contains several references that will help you with your lab reports. How to handle significant digits, how to graph, and a model format for your lab reports. Your instructor will assume that you have read these documents when grading your reports.
This very readable workbook will help you get fluent with vector operations. It is always available in the bookstore. Buy it and begin working now.
This excellent graphing package is available in the bookstore in both MAC and PC formats. Graphical Analysis will allow you to graph data and manipulate it to discover physical relationships. A very helpful tool for lab reports.
Your textbook publisher offers supplementary materials for sale in the bookstore. These may be required or recommended. You can get this information before classes by reading the tag on the shelf in the bookstore. Call your instructor with questions, or read your syllabus for additional information.
Additional textbooks are often placed on reserve in the library under your instructors name. You may find a different author’s style is more to your liking.
- Values of Fundamental Physical Constants from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
- Values of Solar System Data and much more can be obtained from the web site Nine Planets maintained at the University of Arizona.
- The contribution that women have made to physics in the 20th Century is available from this site at UCLA.
- Perhaps the best all-round starting place for physics on the web: Physicsworld.
- A guide to significant figures and uncertainty computations for laboratory experiments.
- Detect Radiation with your own Cloud Chamber
Last Updated February 4, 2018