Meetings in Laboratory 34-104, Tuesdays 11:00am-1:50pm.
Course webpage: http://www.grossmont.edu/people/philip-blanco/phyc110-lab/
Office hours: Wednesday and Thursday 2:00pm-4:30pm, or by appointment. Please let me know when you intend to arrive, to avoid conflicts with other students.
Tutoring in Physics Computer Room 34-108: - a schedule will be posted on the door.
2018 May 6: This week's lab: Mechanical Waves (REVISED).
2018 May 1: Simple Harmonic Motion of a Spring and Pendulum.
2018 Apr 24: LAB CANCELLED, no need to show up. Instead, watch Crash Course Physics - Magnetism (10 minutes, captioned).
2018 Apr 18 lab: Electric Circuits.
2018 Apr 3 lab: Latent Heat. Read the lab procedure beforehand. Also remember the lab safety rules - closed-toed shoes and hair off the face.
2018 Mar 13 lab:Buoyancy and Archimedes Principle. Read the lab procedure beforehand. Also remember the lab safety rules - closed-toed shoes and hair off the face.
2018 Feb 27 lab: Centripetal acceleration. Reminder: Read the lab description in advance. Bring: lab notebook, scientific calculator, pens, small stapler. Students who arrive late or unprepared will be told to leave so as not to detract from the education of others.
2018 Feb 20 lab: Force vectors and equilibrium.
2018 Feb 13 lab: Gravity, free fall..
2018 Feb 3: Lab next week (Feb 6): Density of Earth's materials.
Make sure to bring: scientfic lab notebook, scientific calculator.
This video introduces density as a concept.
We shall also spend some time reviewing (1) unit conversions (2) significant figures and (3) scientific notation.
2017 Jan 23: Make sure to bring a scientific calculator (not your phone!), and to follow the lab safety rules (available at the link below). For example, shoes must be closed-toed, hair off the face. No laboratory manual required for this section of the course! All lab descriptions will be posted on this website, and provided in the lab.
Measurements and the metric system.
Mid-terms and the final exam are be designed to test understanding, not memory, so cheating by plagiarism or smuggling outside material will not help you - and you will probably be caught! Academic dishonesty is a serious action and will not be tolerated, since it compromise the integrity of scholarship and the value of hard-earned grades for all students at Grossmont. It includes, but is not limited to, copying another's work, allowing someone to copy your work, talking during an exam or quiz, giving information to another student during an exam or quiz, using unauthorized notes on an exam or quiz, or having another person take a test for you.
Grossmont's policy will be strictly enforced. Cheating and plagiarism (using as one's own ideas writings, materials, or images of someone else without acknowledgement or permission) can result in any one of a variety of sanctions. Such penalties may range from an adjusted grade on the particular exam, paper, project, or assignment (all of which may lead to a failing grade in the course) to, under certain conditions, suspension or expulsion from a class, program or the college. For further clarification and information on these issues, please consult with your instructor or contact the office of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.
All students should be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct, which will be strictly enforced. The Code of Conduct may be found in the course catalog.
In addition, you will be asked to read and sign a short Lab Agreement which outlines some additional safety requirements.
You must wear closed-toed shoes in the laboratory, and keep long hair and jewelry secured out of the way of equipment and open flames. No food of any kind is allowed in the lab, nor are beverages other than a bottle of water which can be closed. You will be asked to keep your bottle of water on the side benches next to the wall, out of the way.
Productive, respectful and safe interaction with classmates and instructor is encouraged, while any behavior which disrupts the learning environment, damages equipment, or compromises safety will not be tolerated.
Disruptive behavior includes talking while the instructor is talking, chewing, gesturing, passing notes, sleeping, reading anything unrelated to that day's class.
Possible sanctions include ejection from the laboratory, a 2-laboratory suspension, and disciplinary action by the college.
To protect the privacy rights of your fellow students, and the integrity and academic freedom of our learning environment, no recording of audio, images, or video is permitted in this class. Use of recording devices is considered disruptive behavior even if done in a clandestine manner.
Philip Blanco, Physical Science Laboratory, Grossmont College