This is the Laboratory Manual for the third course in the General Physics sequence. The course covers Optics, Thermal and Modern Physics and is required of all students in Science 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 - Traveling Waves on a String
Experiment 2 - Sound Waves
Experiment 3 - Latent Heat of Fusion
Experiment 4 - Specific Heat of Metals
Experiment 5 - Focal Length of Lenses
Experiment 6 - Compound Lenses
Experiment 7 - Diffraction from a Single Slit
Experiment 8 - Interference from Multiple Slits
Experiment 9 - Measurement of Atomic Spectra
Experiment 10 - The Photoelectric Effect
These are documents which will help students with their preparation for the Physics 223 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 Laboratory
Laboratory "Article" Description
A Sample Laboratory "Article"
Why Do We Plot Our Data?