This is the Laboratory Manual for the first course in the General Physics sequence. The course covers Classical Mechanics and is required of all students in Science and Engineering Programs at IIT. All of the manuals are in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). Departmental policy is that these documents can be viewed but not printed in the laboratory rooms so please print the manual beforehand.
Experiment 1 - Introductory Experiments
Experiment 2 - Projectile Motion
Experiment 3 - Newton's 2nd Law
Experiment 4 - Newton's 2nd Law - Incline Plane and Pulley
Experiment 5 - Atwood's Machine
Experiment 6 - Friction
Experiment 7 - Conservation of Energy
Experiment 8 - Mechanical Energy
Experiment 9 - Momentum
Experiment 10 - Circular Motion
Experiment 11 - Torque
Experiment 12 - Angular Momentum
These are documents which will help students with their preparation for the Physics 123 laboratory and with the completion of laboratory reports. All of the documents are in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF).
Physics Laboratory Policies
Introduction to the Physics 123 Laboratory
Physics Laboratory Report Writing Guide
Laboratory Report Checklist
Sample Laboratory Report
Physics Laboratory Survival Guide
Why Do We Plot Our Data?
A Quick Guide to Using the Science Workshop Computer Interface