Activities for the Physics 1500 and 1600 Series

The Activities listed below are intended to allow students to apply their knowledge of Physical Laws and Theories by predicting the outcome of certain physical situations under given physical quantities and constraints.  The instructions provided for the Activities are intended to be minimal, and the students are encouraged to use their texbooks and class notes.  Grades will be assigned based on how well the students' predictions match the actual outcomes.  Typically, students will work in groups of three or four.


Printing using the Auburn University Physics Lab printers may result in your Bursar's Account being charged 50 cents ($0.50) per page.

The appropriate activities must be printed and brought to lab each week.  Printing the procedures using the lab room printers will not be allowed.


E&M / Circuits

     Series and Parallel Resistors [A-SPR]

     Kirchhoff's Laws [A-KL]

     Simple Motor [A-SM]

Fluids and Gasses 

     Archimedes' Principle [A-AP]

Mathematics and Trigonometery

     Math & Trig Review [A-MTR]


      Concepts of One Dimensional Kinematics [A-CODK]

     Conservation of Mechanical Energy [A-CME]

     Incline Plane [A-IP]

     Newton's 2nd Law [A-N2L]

     One Dimensional Motion Using an Incline Plane [A-ODMUIP]

     Static Equilibrium Using a Meterstick [A-SEUM]

     Two Dimensional Motion [A-TDM]


Optics & Light

Thermodynamics & Heat 


    Vector Addition [A-VA]

    Vector Review (For Physics II Students) [A-VR]


     Standing Waves [A-SW]