This is the Laboratory Manual for the second course in the General Physics sequence. The course covers Waves, Electricity and Magnetism 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: Coulomb's Law
Experiment 2: Instrumentation
Experiment 3: Electric Fields and Potentials
Experiment 4: Capacitors
Experiment 5: Simple Resistor Circuit
Experiment 6: Complex Circuits
Experiment 7: RC Circuits
Experiment 8: Magnetic Force and Fields
Experiment 9: Biot-Savart Law with Helmholtz Coil
Experiment 10: Mass to Charge Ratio
Experiment 11: Faraday's Law
Experiment 12: AC Circuits
These are documents which will help students with their preparation for the Physics 221 laboratory and with the completion of laboratory reports. All of the documents are in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF).
Physics Laboratory Policies
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