Elements of Physics Lab – PHYS 103

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 03/28/2022

Course Description

An optional lab to accompany PHYS 101. Attention will be given to laboratory procedures of physics, safety, mathematics, measurement, and data manipulation, and everyday uses of physics.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


PHYS 103 is an optional lab to accompany PHYS 101. It will introduce basic laboratory procedures such as safety, mathematics, measurement and data manipulation and will reinforce every day uses of physics.

Course Assignment

Lab exercise readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Short Answer Response Assignments (2)

Week 2 and Week 4 involve a short response assignment.  One purpose of these assignments is to enforce the material through practical application (CLO: C, E; FSLO: SSI 2). 

Lab Report Assignments (5)

The student will write a brief page lab report for 5 laboratory exercises as exhibited on the schedule (CLO: A, B, C, D, E; FSLO: SSI 1 and SSI 3).

Quizzes (3)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned module. Each quiz will contain 20 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour time limit. The student may refer only to his/her personal notes and materials for this course during the assessment (CLO: D; FSLO: SSI 1 and SSI 3).