PHYSICS 261 - Honors Electricity and Magnetism Lab
Section: 002
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Physics (PHYSICS)
Department: LSA Physics
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 236 or 241.
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Concurrent election with PHYSICS 260 strongly recommended.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

PHYSICS 261 is a three-hour weekly laboratory designed to accompany PHYSICS 260. This lab introduces students to the core concepts of physics, namely careful observations, both quantitative and qualitative, followed by comparison with appropriate mathematical models that serve as the basis for descriptive interpretation. Course material is focused on developing a good understanding of the concepts and principles of Newtonian mechanics while providing sophisticated experiments for demonstrating the validity of these fundamental paradigms. The analytical techniques require high school level algebra and some familiarity with statistical measures of significance, procedures common to any scientific, technical, or medical area of inquiry. Although not an academic requirement, it is assumed that the students will have some basic skills in using a computer at the level of a word processing program or similar application task.

Course Requirements:

Students are graded on in-class performance and laboratory reports submitted at the end of each lab period. Short web-based quizzes are used to encourage students to prepare for each class by reading the lab manual.

Intended Audience:

This course targets students with a strong intellectual interest in Physics who are likely to major in the physical sciences.

Class Format:

Three hours per week in a lab classroom. Taught by the Faculty Lab Coordinator.

PHYSICS 261 - Honors Electricity and Magnetism Lab
Schedule Listing
001 (LAB)
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: PHYSICS 261 labs begin the week of January 8th.
002 (LAB)
Tu 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Note: PHYSICS 261 labs begin the week of January 8th.
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