PHYS 101/121 LAB

2018 Fall 101/121 LAB Notes

EXPERIMENT 1: THE SIMPLE PENDULUM

EXPERIMENT 2: FORCE AND ACCELERATION

  • Analysis of experiment data with a programming language Python (Jupyter Notebook) - Github Link
  • History: 'Is Newton’s second law really Newton’s?' (American Journal of Physics)
  • Advanced read - Whence the Force of F = ma? Frank Wilczek (Nobel Laureate) [Advanced discussion of force and Newton's second law and its drawbacks in the light of modern physics; it is OK if you don't understand most of it, good to get a gist of modern physics.]