You will attend six lab sessions in the Spring term. You are required to attend all lab sessions. If you miss a lab for any reason such as illness you must make up the lab at another time. You will receive a mark of zero for each lab that you miss and do not make up.


You are required to finish 6 "weights" of experiments in the spring term. The "one weight" experiments are designed so that their data-taking stage can be completed within one three-hour period. However, this will be true only if you have spent some time beforehand in preparation, and fully understand the purpose and method of approach to the experiment you are about to perform. We also expect that you may have to do some of the final analysis outside the lab hours. The  "two weight" experiments take twice as long and count as two "one weight" experiments with the same mark.

You will perform one experiment in Chemistry, one experiment in Biology and four experiments in Physics.  The first two one-weight experiments, which are required in the Physics Labs, are "Simple Electric Circuits" and "The Oscilloscope and Noise".

In addition you must complete two more weights in Physics Labs from a wide range of "free choice" experiments for a total of 6 weights for the course.

For your Formal Report you may choose an experiment in any subject:  Physics, Chemistry, or Biology.


Note: You are STRONGLY advised to complete ERRTST appreciably before your deadline in order to avoid long lineups at computer terminals or last-minute emergencies. No extensions of time are possible FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER!

7 February (Thursday)  ERRTST must be completed by this date.
11 April (Friday)      All experimental work in the lab must be completed by this date..
17 April (Thursday) Final date for submission of the Formal Report.
17 April (Thursday) All lab work must be completed and handed in by this date.