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Thermodynamics and Waves for the Life Sciences

General Description:
This course is designed to familiarize students with the thermodynamics and waves properties of matter in a hands-on environment. Total of 5 experiments will be required. During the first lab you should form a lab group of two three students. Every next week is due date for each previous lab work. Te lab report should be handed in before the lab starts.

For each lab you will take data, make plots, analyze it for its accuracy, and draw conclusion from your work. You must be prepared to discuss and demonstrate your experiment and IA will sign it in YOUR LAB NOTEBOOK if you have completed all necessary work for the lab before leaving the lab. When leaving the laboratory, ensure that you switch off and unplug all equipment and that your work area is left tidy and clean. Any changes will be posted on the lab web page. Please check the exact details on the lab website each week.

Brief discription of each Lab works:

Exercise on Introduction to Spreadsheets
The purpose of this exercise is to introduce you to the use of a spreadsheet as a tool for data analysis

Simple harmonic motion
The purpose of this experiment is to study systems undergoing simple harmonic motion.

Standing Waves in an Air Column
In this experiment sound waves are studied and a measurement of the velocity of sound in air at room temperature is performed. Providing an understand- ing of the meaning of the term longitudinal or compressional waves is also a goal.

Determining the Heat of Fusion of Ice
The objectives of this experiment are to understand the idea of heat of trans- formation when ice undergoes a phase change and to learn how to measure heat of fusion for ice

Young's Modulus and Stretch Measurement by Optical Lever
The purpose of this experiment is to determine Young's modulus of elasticity of a wire by stretching.

Adequate preparation before class is the key to success in the laboratory. This preparation has 2 components: studying the experiment description in the lab manual doing problems assigned by the lab instructor.
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LAB WILL BEGIN WITH ODD WEEK LAB SECTIONS: L1,L9,L8 and L10

Odd Weeks labs starting the week of January 6th.

[ODD and EVEN WEEKS labs. These phrases mean:
Odd weeks begin 1st week of classes and alternating weeks
Even weeks begin 2nd week of classes and alternating weeks]

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Odd Weeks starting the week of January 6

Section Days Times
Lab 1 M O (Monday Odd) 14:30 - 16:50 (January 6)
Lab 9 W O (Wednesday Odd) 14-30 - 16:50 (January 8)

Even Weeks starting the week of January 13
Lab 10 M E (Monday Even) 14:30 - 16:50 (January 13)
Lab 8 W E (Wesnesday Even) 14:30 - 16:50 (January 15)

Laboratory reports are normally due ONE WEEK after the experiment is completed.

Complete lab policy: Chapters 1 and 2 in the lab manual 2012.

For the week of January 7
For the week of January 14

For the week of January 7

For odd weeks lab sections:
Introduction. Exercise on Introduction to Spreadsheets (Chapter 3)

Download Exercise on Introduction to Spreadsheets:
Exercise Introduction to Spreadsheet

More detailed information is available thorugh MLS

For the week of January 14

For even weeks lab sections:
Introduction. Exercise on Introduction to Spreadsheets (Chapter 3)

Download Exercise on Introduction to Spreadsheets:
Exercise Introduction to Spreadsheet

More detailed information is available thorugh MLS

Always be on time!!
YOU WILL NOT PASS THE COURSE IF YOU DO NOT PASS THE LAB!

Detailed lab rules are in the lab manual (Chapters 1 and 2)




 

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