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.

Introductory Physics Lab Website Links

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

Lab Report Guidelines: Learn best practices and what's expected in each lab report
Contact: Information for getting in touch with the lab personnel

Analysis Software

We offer an Excel template to help our students understand the least squares optimization method to select an optimum line through several data points.

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)