PHY 107: General Practical Physics I



Learning Outcomes
On completion, the 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; and
5. 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, 102, 103 and PHY
104. However, emphasis should be placed on the basic physical techniques for observation,
measurements, data collection, analysis and deduction.