Physics Lab Coordinator: Carola Butler, 214 Natural Sciences Center (Email)
Physics labs are in the Natural Sciences Center, 50 Decatur Street.
Labs for Physics 1111K, 1112K, 2211K and 2212K meet in rooms 210 NSC, 222 NSC, and 226 NSC.
The Natural Sciences Center is building #17 on the campus map.
Labs will begin meeting the week of June 10. Students will only need a pencil for the first meeting. Attendance is mandatory and students will get credit for participation.
Labs meet twice every week during Summer semester.
Labs will not meet the July 3 and 4.
1111K introduction, schedule and manuals are here.
1112K introduction, schedule and manuals are here.
2211K introduction, schedule and manuals are here.
2212K introduction, schedule and manuals are here.
Students in 1111K and 1112K should have a calculator, a clear plastic ruler and a packet of 10 line/mm Cartesian graph paper.
Students in 2211K and 2212K will need the above items plus a bound quadrille ruled notebook and a PC data storage device (USB Flash Drive). Spiral bound or loose leaf notebooks are not acceptable.
Need Graph Paper? Follow this link to download printable graph paper forms. For these labs, set the grid pattern to 10 lines/cm. Follow this link to download printable log and semi log graph paper forms.
When you registered for an introductory course you also registered for a specific lab time and day. This is the lab section you must attend.
Two assessment tests will be given each semester. The first is given during the first week of classes and may not be made up after that week. The second is given the ninth week of labs.
Address questions about the assessment test to Dr. Brian Thoms.
Students may not make up missed labs the first two weeks. After that, if you miss your regular lab you may attend two make up labs during the semester. You may attend another lab section if space is available and the instructor agrees. You must download the lab makeup form and turn it in to the makeup lab instructor before the lab quiz. If the information on the form is not correct your grade might not be recorded.
You may only make up a missed lab during the week that the experiment is taught.
If you miss two or more labs due to a hardship such as severe illness, military service, or jury duty discuss the problem with your course professor.
If your lab does not meet because the university is closed because of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstance, study for the next experiment on the schedule. The missing grade will be dropped without penalty to the student.
If you are repeating a course but passed the lab portion you may be able to use your previous lab grade and exempt the lab attendance requirement. If you took the course at GSU fill out a Lab Exemption Form and give it to Carola Butler. The form is also available in room 400 SA where you may put it in Carola Butler's mailbox.
If you took the course at another school contact Carola Butler before labs start.
If the course you want is full, keep checking GOSOLAR - spaces frequently open up during the registration period.
All classes and labs will be closed when they are filled to capacity. No overflows are available for any course Summer semester.
For information about peer led instruction groups go to www.gsu.edu/es/21679.html.
To use hyperphysics go to hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hphys.html
The Society of Physics Students sometimes offers study help. The schedule will be posted on their web page at www.phy-astr.gsu.edu/sps/sps.html
Many lectures and demonstrations are available on the web.