Physics 151: Principles of Physics

Westminster College

Fall 2012


Date Description Documentation
Aug. 28Introduction to Motion Lab. 1
Sept. 4Introduction to Motion cont.
Sept. 11Force and Acceleration
You will need this discussion of measurement uncertainty and propagation of error.
Lab. 2
Sept. 18Vector Addition and vPython Tutorial Lab. 3 and
vPython Handout 1
Sept. 25Projectile Motion and vPython Simulation of a Moving Fan Cart
Note:You will need to bring paper to take take notes, record measurements, and make calculations on.
Lab. 4 and
vPython Handout 2
Oct. 2Circular Motion and vPython Calculation and Display of the Gravitional Force
Lab. 5 and
vPython Handout 3
Oct. 9vPython Exercises:
Spacecraft: Orbiting Earth
Spacecraft: Journey to the Moon
vPython Handouts 4 and 5 spacecraft shell program.
Oct. 16Momentum
Video Analysis Tips in LoggerPro
Lab. 6
Oct. 23Work and Energy Lab. 7
Nov. 6Review session and Planning for Self-Designed Lab
Nov. 13Self-Designed Lab
Formal Report Guidelines
Nov. 20Static Equalibrium Lab. 8
Nov. 24Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 27Fluids Demo. Demo. 1
Dec. 4Thermodynamics Demo. Demo. 2