Northwestern University

Undergraduate Physics Labs

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Welcome

Welcome to the Undergraduate Physics Labs home page! We extend an invitation to our visitors to explore the Undergraduate Physics Program at Northwestern. Our goal is to provide students enrolled in the Introductory Physics Laboratory a means to obtain course information quickly and efficiently. All students are encouraged to explore each page of the site.

Instruction Manuals

Instruction manuals printed professionally in black/white may be purchased at the Norris Student Bookstore. All students are required to bring a paper copy of the lab exercise instructions with them to class each week. Full color .pdf documents may be downloaded from each course's page by clicking the link to the left or below. Printed copies of these may be brought to class instead of the "official" manual, but it is usually less expensive and it is certainly less bother to purchase the manual than to purchase ink or toner cartridges and paper.

Introductory Physics Lab Website Links

First Quarter: Experiment details and writeups, lab schedule, and syllabus
Second Quarter: Experiment details and writeups, lab schedule, and syllabus
Third Quarter: Experiment details and writeups, lab schedule, and syllabus

Lab Location: Map of the various laboratory rooms in Tech

Lab Report Guidelines: Learn best practices and what's expected in each lab report
Tutoring: Information about the various tutoring resources available to students
Contact: Information for getting in touch with the lab personnel

Analysis Software

Vernier Software company allows students to use Graphical Analysis 3.4 at home if they wish but they no longer provide the installation code. We offer the code here and we offer the same startup template for new projects as we use in the lab. (Save the template text file and change its extension to .ga3)