# High School Physics Lab

## Sept. 20-Dec. 6, Saturdays 2-5 p.m.

Do you want to boost your college application? Are you considering a career in engineering or science? This fall, consider signing up for the Physics I lab.

This class offers an exciting, hands-on introduction to the fascinating world of physics. Each session starts with a short lecture that explains the mathematical tools and the physics relevant to the labs.

10 three-hour lab sessions will be offered on the following Saturdays from 2-5 p.m.:

Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, Dec. 6

21 students maximum. A complete workbook will be provided for each student. TI83 or TI84 calculator is required.

The lab is partially supported by the National Science Foundation grant PHY-1402964. Instructors include: Dr. V. Lankar, Anvar Musayev and Brandon Cuevas (lab assistant).

## Topics that will be covered include:

**The pendulum/gravity and Hooke's Law:**Using a spreadsheet to graph a best fit line and compute the slope; linear equations; interpolation**Radioactive decay and radiations:**Exponential growth and exponential decay; the half-time**Trigonometry measurements and Eratosthenes computation:**Trigonometry and geometry**Inverse square law of light and the electric field of the Van Graaf:**Inverse square function**Harmonic motion/inertial balance:**Sine and cosine functions; modeling the harmonic motion with a spreadsheet**Conservation of momentum and the force table:**Introduction to vectors**Levers and torques and simple machines:**Computing efficiency; work is force x displacement**Uniformly accelerated motion and Newton's second law:**Using a spreadsheet to analyze motion; constant speed and constant acceleration**Projectile motion and 2D motion/how to kill a monkey****Conservation of energy and energy v. power**

To apply, contact Dr. Veronique Lankar at veronique.lankar@manhattan.edu.