PHYSICS 241 - Elementary Laboratory II
Fall 2020, Section 023
Instruction Mode: Section 023 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Physics (PHYSICS)
Department: LSA Physics
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Details

Credits:
1
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHYSICS 236 or 261.
Waitlist Capacity:
5
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Concurrent election with PHYSICS 240 or 260 is strongly recommended.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

PHYSICS 241 is a two-hour weekly laboratory designed to accompany PHYSICS 240. This lab introduces students to experimental methods in science. Students make observations, analyze their data and compare their results to predictions based on the standard laws of physics. The course material is focused on understanding the principles of electricity and magnetism, including circuits and electrical devices.

First Lab Policy:

Attendance for the first lab is mandatory. If you have an extenuating circumstance, you must communicate with your lab instructor prior to the start of the first lab. Students who do not attend the first lab without contacting the lab instructor in advance will be dropped from their section.

Make-Up Lab Policy:

Lab attendance is mandatory. Make-ups are given only in rare cases for specific, documented reasons. These include medical reasons, family emergencies, religious holidays, and official University of Michigan sponsored events. Except for emergency situations, permission for make-ups need to be obtained prior to the event. Note that students who have to do a make-up lab must often work alone and generally do worse than those who attend the regular class session. Therefore, students should choose a lab section with the least number of predetermined conflicts, preferably none.

Course Requirements:

Students are graded on in-class performance and laboratory reports submitted at the end of each lab period. Students are expected to complete 10 experiments in this course.

Intended Audience:

This laboratory is intended for students interested in the physical sciences or Engineering and who are taking the 140/240 course sequence.

Fall 2020 Course Information:

This course welcomes entirely online participation.

Class Format:

Two hours a week in a laboratory classroom. There are ten stations in the classroom, and students work in groups of two.

Fall 2020 Course Information:

Instruction mode: As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning.

Learning mode: This course will be synchronous. 

Testing format: Each lab will be start with a short quiz that will be administered and submitted via Canvas during the first 5 minutes of the designated lab period. There will be no midterm or final exams.

Additional information from the instructor: This laboratory course has been redesigned for the online environment. You will be provided with videos of the experiment function and you will analyze the data in small groups with other students. Students will be introduced to Python in order to perform the computational components of the lab.

Schedule

PHYSICS 241 - Elementary Laboratory II
Schedule Listing
022 (LAB)
 Online
12600
Open
1
 
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W 1:00PM - 3:00PM
023 (LAB)
 Online
26703
Closed
0
 
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W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
024 (LAB)
 Online
26704
Closed
0
 
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W 5:00PM - 7:00PM
030 (LAB)
 Online
12601
Closed
0
 
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Th 8:00AM - 10:00AM
031 (LAB)
 Online
12599
Closed
0
 
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Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
032 (LAB)
 Online
26706
Closed
0
 
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Th 1:00PM - 3:00PM
033 (LAB)
 Online
12603
Closed
0
 
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Th 3:00PM - 5:00PM
040 (LAB)
 Online
12602
Open
1
 
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F 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Please make sure this lab section does not conflict with evening exams for other courses.
041 (LAB)
 Online
12605
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
042 (LAB)
 Online
26707
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 3:00PM
060 (LAB)
 Online
28460
Closed
0
 
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Tu 8:00AM - 10:00AM
061 (LAB)
 Online
28461
Closed
0
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 12:00PM
062 (LAB)
 Online
12608
Closed
0
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 3:00PM
063 (LAB)
 Online
12609
Closed
0
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 5:00PM
064 (LAB)
 Online
12610
Closed
0
 
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Tu 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Please make sure this lab section does not conflict with evening exams for other courses.
070 (LAB)
 Online
26705
Closed
0
 
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W 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Please make sure this lab section does not conflict with evening exams for other courses.
071 (LAB)
 Online
26708
Closed
0
 
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W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
072 (LAB)
 Online
12611
Closed
0
 
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W 1:00PM - 3:00PM
073 (LAB)
 Online
12612
Closed
0
 
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W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
074 (LAB)
 Online
26709
Closed
0
 
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W 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Please make sure this lab section does not conflict with evening exams for other courses.
080 (LAB)
 Online
12613
Closed
0
 
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Th 8:00AM - 10:00AM
081 (LAB)
 Online
12614
Open
1
 
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Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
082 (LAB)
 Online
12615
Closed
0
 
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Th 1:00PM - 3:00PM
083 (LAB)
 Online
12616
Open
1
 
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Th 3:00PM - 5:00PM
090 (LAB)
 Online
12597
Closed
0
 
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F 8:00AM - 10:00AM
091 (LAB)
 Online
19799
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
092 (LAB)
 Online
12617
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 3:00PM

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