Physics Laboratory

This Laboratory is used to run Physic courses Experiments, This includes basic physics experiments and some advanced major dedicated experiments for Computer Engineering & Communication department students.

Basic Physics experiments, includes:

Introduction to measurement and error analysis: Students learn how to make accurate measurements using Vernier Caliper and Micrometer and how to plot a graph on mellimetric, logarithmic and half logarithmic papers.

Simple Harmonic Motion:  In this experiment the student study simple harmonic motion of a spring- mass system, the student will calculate the spring constant using different measurements of elongation of the spring and the oscillation period.

Oscilloscope:  Students learn how to use Oscilloscope to measure DC and AC voltage and to measure period and frequency of AC current.

Ohm’s Law: Students learn how to measure resistance using Ohm’s law and the relation of resistance with the length and cross sectional area of a wire.

Wheatstone bridge: Student will use Wheatstone bridge to measure an unknown resistance and a number of resistances in series and in parallel.

Simple Pendulum: In this experiment the student will study simple pendulum, by measuring period versus the length of the pendulum the student can calculate acceleration of gravity g.

Thermistor: Student will learn about Thermistor characteristics and types and the use of AVO- meter to measure resistance.

Solar Cell: Using light source at different distances from solar cell, Student will measure current and voltage resulting from the cell and draw a characteristic graph for the solar cell and determine optimal condition for operation.

Microscope: Using a microscope with an illuminating light, a micrometer, eyepiece of magnification x15. Student will measure the diameter of a collection of wires and hair, the student will make appropriate error analysis.

Viscosity: In this experiment the student will measure terminal velocity of a falling ball in a fluid and calculate the viscosity of the fluid.