Hands-On = Minds-On
At Centenary, we view physics labs as adventures — there are no cookbook, color-by-the-numbers experiments here. Like all adventures, our labs are best undertaken by teams — students learn to solve problems and leverage the cooperation of their peers.
Because our faculty directly lead physics labs, we are able to build year by year on the collected wisdom of student experience to improve our labs. What works? What is fun?
To get a feel for some of the labs at Centenary, peruse these brief overviews:
Laboratory Experiments for Physics I (Calculus Based)
- Lab 1: Position and Velocity Graphs
- Lab 1a: Statistics
- Lab 2: Measuring g Using Video
- Lab 2a: Adding Vectors
- Lab 3: Projectile Motion
- Lab 4: Vectors
- Lab 5: Motion Down an Inclined Plane
- Lab 6: Motion of a Glider on a Frictionless Level Surface
- Lab 6a: Friction is Fun!!
- Lab 7: Work-Energy Theorem
- Lab 8: Work-Energy Theorem II
- Lab 9: Conservation of Energy—Pendulum
- Lab 11: Moment of Inertia