Wright State University Lake Campus/2016-9/Phy2410/log/w025nac
Lab 1 – 8/30/2016
Today, we set up our Wikiversity accounts that will be utilized throughout the entire semester. Our instructor showed us how to navigate through the Wikiversity interface and we had the chance to explore through it ourselves. Each student filled out a form regarding our personal Wikiversity information and submitted to the instructor as our lab assignment.
Lab 2 – 9/6/2016
In lab today, we discussed and worked through problems regarding surface integrals. We reviewed the basics of working with integrals and defined their purpose and principals. While working through example problems, as a class, we saw how they are incorporated and what their capabilities are. Our lab went into double integrals and other more intense mathematical operations. Flow rate problems concerning cylindrical fixtures was the main topic covered in our example problems.
Lab 3 - 9/13/2016
In this week's lab, we learned the functions of applying integration to mathematical formulas to compute desired values. For instance, to find the area of a cylinder with a circle cut out of the middle like a washer we combined integrations and the formula for the area of a circle (pi*r^2). We exercised this skill in other problems to insure we properly knew how to utilize the newly acquired tool. In future work we will use this technique of applying integration to formulas, like volume and surface area equations, to advance our skills even more.
Lab 4 - 9/20/2016
Today in lab, we reviewed for our first test of the semester that was taken after lab. We discussed Gauss Laws and surface integrals. As a class, we broke down practice problems and worked through them together to develop a solution that satisfied all expected criteria to receive full credit. The point of this practice was to repeat the same methodology on the test to earn a quality score.
Lab 5 - 9/27/2016
Today, we discussed the area of the sphere and how can apply calculus methods to determine areas of specific regions within the sphere. We also wanted to be able to calculate a value for a thin outer shell of sphere similarly to how we found the area of a washer. Throughout the class we brainstormed and worked in groups to develop ways to find a solution to the problem. Every so often we would discuss as class provide more guidance. Unfortunately, time was limited and we did not finish. This work will be continued next week.
Lab 6 - 10/4/2016
This week in lab we did a worksheet regarding electrical characteristics of capacitors. This subject is a main concept in the upcoming exam. We worked individually and conducted research using electronic sources to gather information and data on electrical capacitors. Later in the class we came together and discussed what we learned from research and collectively developed a better understanding of the material. In addition to that, requirements of the term paper were introduced and discussed.
Lab 7 - 10/11/2016
In lab this week, we were issued bread boards and electronic components such as resistors, batteries, capacitors, and other circuit devices. Over the next couple weeks we will be constructing circuits that are suppose to produce some sort of output. The output can be seen or heard through LEDs or speakers. By doing this practice we will learn how electronic components operate and the general concepts of circuit analysis. The skills we learn in this section of Physics 2 will be very applicable when taking Circuit Analysis.
Lab 8 - 10/18/2016
Very little lab work was done this week due to an exam. We spent about an half hour before the exam discussing and reviewing material that would be on the exam with emphasis on surface integrals. We then took the exam and the concluded this week's lab and class.
Lab 9 - 10/25/2016
Today, the concept of discussion and experiment was Kirchhoff's Law. We defined the electrical law and applied it to our experiment to see how it applies to real life circuitry. We utilized it in several different situations and expanded on its depths and applications. As a class, we really interpreted the law as a universal tool for electric circuit problems if manipulated correctly. It will definitely be a useful tool as I continue in my engineering classes and career.
Lab 10 - 11/1/2016
In lab this week, we discussed how to draw optic diagrams and how to use them to compute for different unknown values. We practiced drawing these diagrams with both concave and convex lens. We learned how to account for the focal point, the image being viewed, and the concept of direction. Through our sketches we could manipulate optic equations to solve for variables. This newly acquired skill will be useful when we take the exam next week.
Lab 11 - 11/8/2016
There was no noteworthy work done this week in lab due to Examination 3. I turned in our circuit construction practice from the previous week and submitted my semester term paper.
Lab 12 - 11/15/2016
This week in lab, we began discussing content for our fourth exam. Our focus was on the concept of ampere symmetry. We worked as a collective group and as individuals. I believe we did job as I think I am prepared on the corresponding topic for the exam.
Lab 13 - 11/22/2016
In lab this week, we discussed the make-up and properties of our assigned circuit construction and how it applies to the course material we are learning about in lecture. Our main focus was the relationship between charge (Q) and current (I).