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An Independent Freshman Laboratory


Physics Teacher Volume 30, Number 5, ISSN 0031-921X


Describes a first-year laboratory course designed to fulfill laboratory objectives of reinforcing lecture material, teaching experimental methodology, developing hands-on skills, and imparting a sense of error. The course's six segments examine: digital electronics with students building a photogate timer; error analysis; linear accelerated motion; simple pendulums; computer interfacing; and falling mass and rotating pulleys. (MDH)


Spencer, C.D. & Seligmann, P.F. (1992). An Independent Freshman Laboratory. Physics Teacher, 30(5), 310. Retrieved March 24, 2023 from .

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