PHY 107: General Practical Physics I

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; plot and analyse graphs; and
  4. draw conclusions from numerical and graphical analysis of data.

Course Contents
This introductory course emphasizes quantitative measurements, the treatment of
measurement errors and graphical analysis. A variety of experimental techniques should be
employed. The experiments include studies of meters, the oscilloscope, mechanical systems,
electrical and mechanical resonant systems, light, heat, viscosity etc., covered in PHY 101 and
PHY 102.

However, emphasis should be placed on the basic physical techniques for
observation, measurements, data collection, analysis and deduction.