PHY 108: General Practical Physics



Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. conduct measurements of some physical quantities;
2. make observations of events, collect and tabulate data;
3. identify and evaluate some common experimental errors;
4. plot and analyse graphs;
5. draw conclusions from numerical and graphical analysis of data;
6. prepare and present practical reports.

Course Contents
This practical course is a continuation of PHY 107 and is intended to be taught during the second
semester of the 100 level to cover the practical aspect of the theoretical courses that have been
covered with emphasis on quantitative measurements, the treatment of measurement errors, and
graphical analysis. However, emphasis should be placed on the basic physical techniques for
observation, measurements, data collection, analysis and deduction.