Basic Physics II (PHYS-202L)

This course covers basic principles of mechanics and requires a calculus background. Weekly lab exercises give students a chance to apply physics concepts in a hands-on situation.

Lab worksheets are due at the end of each lab session unless otherwise specified or allowed by the instructor. Each student hands in their own version of the lab worksheet. While it is understood that you share data and ideas with your lab partners, your ideas and conclusions should be your own. In particular, written answers to lab questions should not be copied word-for-word.


  1. Simple Harmonic Oscillator
  2. Simple Pendulum
  3. Waves on a String
  4. Thermal Expansion
  5. Heat Transfer
  6. Ideal Gas
  7. Wave Behavior of Light
  8. Lenses
  9. Diffraction Grating Spectrometer