Physics 118 Heat & Electricity Laboratory

Winter Quarter 2017

Instructor Name: Henry Lubatti
Email: lubatti@uw.edu
Office: Physics/Astronomy B201
Office Hours: By Appointment - please phone or email
Telephone: (206) 543-8964

Most Important Lab Policies

  • To pass Physics 118 you must attend all lab sessions and you must earn at least 50 points of the WebAssign lab homework. See Grades for more information.
  • The weekly due date for all lab homework is SUNDAY NIGHT, 11:59 PM.
  • Lab attendance will be recorded in the Canvas gradebook for physics 118.


Meeting Times and Locations

The Heat & Electricity Laboratory meets in Room B128. In the schedule below, the TA's email address is linked to the TA's name.

Winter 2018 Physics 118 TAs and Sections
Time/RoomMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
930-1120 
 
B128PHYS 118 A
TA: Thomas Braine   | LA: Courtney Symmes
PHYS 118 E
TA: Khang Nguyen
PHYS 118 K
TA: Theodore Cohen   | LA: Courtney Symmes
PHYS 118 P
TA: Theodore Cohen
1130-120 
 
B128PHYS 118 B
TA: Thomas Braine   | LA: Courtney Symmes
PHYS 118 F
TA: Khang Nguyen
PHYS 118 L
TA: Alex Piers   | LA: Courtney Symmes
PHYS 118 Q
TA: Theodore Cohen
130-320 
 
B128PHYS 118 C
TA: Elliot Runburg
PHYS 118 G
TA: Khang Nguyen
PHYS 118 M
TA: Elliot Runburg
PHYS 118 R
TA: Adnan Khan
330-520 
 
B128 
 
PHYS 118 H
TA: Theodore Cohen
PHYS 118 N
TA: Adnan Khan
530-720P 
 
B128 
 
PHYS 118 I
TA: Theodore Cohen
730-920P 
 
B128 
 

If you need to attend a different section to make up a lab, see the Lab Section/TA Info page for further details.

To find the further information concerning your lab section, consult your MyUW page, or the official UW registrar's time schedule:

Winter Quarter 2017 Time Schedule, Physics labs



Labs Schedule

The first Pre-Lab homework is due before the first meeting.

Week/DatesLabTitle
1: Jan. 3-5Do Pre-Lab 1 and Policies Quiz
2: Jan. 8-121 Ideal Gas Laws
3: Jan. 16-192 Heat capacity & Latent heat
4: Jan. 22-263 Buoyancy
5: Jan. 29 - Feb 24 Electrostatics
6: Feb. 5-95 Electric Fields
7: Feb. 12-166 Electric circuits 1: Current
8: Feb. 19-237 Electric circuits 2: Voltage & Resistance
9: Feb. 26 - Mar. 28 Magnetic field and forces
10: Mar. 5-9Make-up week. One missed lab only.



Required Components

The lab course has two required parts: (1) a weekly two-hour lab session and (2) online homework with both Pre-Lab and Post-Lab components. This link describes the course structure in detail. This link describes the grading policies in detail.

Physics 118 is a credit/no-credit (C/NC) course. To obtain credit a student must pass both the In-Class and the Online Homework parts of the lab course. To pass the In-Class part of the lab the student must attend all In-Class sessions (either as regularly scheduled or as make-up), that is, get 80/80 In-Class points. To pass the Online Homework part the student must earn at least 50%, or a minimum of 50/100 of the lab Homework points. Failure of either part of the lab will result in no credit for PHYS 118

Lab Manual

Because you will record your experimental results in the manual, you must have an unused copy of the current manual to participate in the class:

Physics 118: General Physics Laboratory - Heat and Electricity, Autumn 2017 and Winter, Spring & Summer 2018 by the Faculty & Staff of the Department of Physics, published by Fountainhead Press. It may be purchased at the University Bookstore for $16.00.

Online Resources

All course records are kept on the UW Canvas system. You should be able to see the courses you are registered for when you log into Canvas, including Physics 118.

Online lab homework (Pre-Labs and Post-Labs) are accessed through Canvas, but are hosted by WebAssign. To access the Pre-Labs and Post-Labs, select the appropriate WebAssign assignment from the Assignments list on Canvas.

To see your In-Class attendance, look under Grades on Canvas.



Due Dates

AssignmentDue date & timeMake up policy
Online Pre-Lab Sunday night, 11:59 PM before lab session begins. Never.
In-class session Attendance required at scheduled time for section. Attend another session during week, or attend make-up week session.
Online Post-Lab Sunday night, 11:59 PM, following lab session. 20% reduction for every day late.

Attendance is required to the regularly scheduled lab section. The TA will sign or initial the lab papers at the end of the In-Class session and record satisfactory completion of the In-Class part. Students must have the TA's final initials in order to assure credit for attending the session.

Make-ups are allowed during another session in the same week, or one lab may be made-up during the make-up week without special permission (plus one more with special permission).

In some cases, missed work may be excused. This link describes the make-up policies in detail.



Email Policy

Before sending an email, note the following:

If after reading the above you still have a lab related question please send the lab lab instructor an email.