InstructorDr. Shawn Weatherford
Office LocationNew Physics Building 2142
Office Phone Number(352)392-8747
Office HoursF 2:00-3:00
Email call policy

Contact using Canvas email (Conversations). You might expect a solution within 24 hrs in the time of weekdays.

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Course Description

The PHY2053L UF Online course offers students the experience to complete individual investigations remotely, using the very same data acquisition methods and also information evaluation as students in campus-based sections. Each student will develop the experimental apparatus from materials forced for purchase, and use a sensor cart to collect information for additionally analysis. Collaboration through lab partners is compelled throughout the sense-making stage of the analysis. Some labs will differ from the campus-based sections because of price of apparatus, although treatment is taken to enhance the learning outcomes between alternative investigations.

Prerequiwebsite Knowledge and Skills:Basic algebra and trigonometry; hand-operated dexterity for percreating experimental procedures.

Credits: 1 credit

Purpose of Course

The function of this lab course is to carry out students with manual experiments that offer them the possibility to:

observe and make measurements on simple mechanical units. practice perdeveloping quantitative analysis of those dimensions in order to uncover or confirm relationships among the variables associated. make predictions around comparable units and make measurements to inspect those predictions. relate the dimensions to physical principles in order to identify material constants such as mass thickness or to determine standard constants such as the acceleration due to gravity.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Identify quantitative and also qualitative variables in an experimental investigation,Deauthorize procedures and carry them out to meacertain quantitative variables systematically,Graph and also analyze those measurements using linearization and also regression approaches, andInterpret analysis loved one to proposed theoretical values to determine product and also physical constants of the theory.

Required Course Materials

This course consists of manual lab experiments that complement PHY2053L. Students are forced to purchase a practice lab materials kit consisting of an IOLab cart and various other items to complete 10 labs.

Here are your obtainable purchasing options:

Direct from eScienceLabs:

You deserve to prevent the bookkeep markup by going to the eScience Labs website and create an account, then search for the custom kit code by clicking on the attach "Have A Code" and also search for "Kit2400." Add the kit pictured listed below ($235.00) to the cart and also complete the checkout procedure.

Screenshot from eScienceLabs of the practice kit: KIT2400


Acquisition a Kit from UF Bookstore:

Search for the PHY2053L -18869required products at the booksave website. Tbelow you have 2 options: Purchase a physical kit or purchase a redemption code. The physical kit ($355.00) will get shipped to you from the bookkeep. The redemption code ($378.75) will certainly be mailed to you, which you deserve to then type right into the website for obtaining the correct kit, which will then be shipped from Coloraperform.

STUDENTS WAITING FOR FINANCIAL AID DISBURSEMENT: It commonly takes a week or even more right into the start of the semester for financial help to be disbursed to student accounts. DO NOT WAIT until the disbursement to order products. You might utilize theUF BOOKSTORE DEFERRED PAYMENT PROGRAM(Links to an exterior site.)Links to an outside order materials prior to the disbursement of your financial help. See the link above for details.

More indevelopment, including a video clip walk through, for obtaining kit products is easily accessible right here.

Canvas Information

Canvas is the wright here course content, grades, and communication will certainly reside for this course.

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Course Policies

Attendance Policy: This course is totally remote, yet your “attendance” is still important! Since this course is an application course, cooperation through your peers and professor is integral to your success.Timely and engaged responses to discussions and also lab work will certainly make the experience simpler for everyone. If you wait to the last minute, you may discover that assist is harder to find.

Make-up Policy: Usually, all lab work consisting of, IOLab data collection and also conversation, and completed lab questions are due on Sundays at 11:59pm. Acceptance of late work-related is consistentthrough university plans that deserve to be found at

For a foreseeable absence, it is your duty to recognize yourself as requiring an accommodation at leastern one week before the lack.

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Course Technology: This course will certainly be available via the University of Florida’s LMS, Canvas.Students will likewise be forced to install the IOLab software program. Students will be forced to use Microsoft Excel to process data.

Lab Group Policy: Students will certainly be assigned lab partners by the instructor to help with the completion of each lab. Your lab partners may consist of a subcollection of the course, or consist of all students in the class, and also will certainly be selected at your instructor’s discretion. Students might collaborate in the speculative setup by giving tips and also suggestions, yet each student should collect his or her own information utilizing the materials uncovered in the lab kit. The process of analyzing and making feeling of the gathered information and also the experiment are intended to be collaborative. Students will rotate in individual assignments and also use the discussion boards for all group interaction around labs. Lab group communication is intended to be regular throughout each week and will be evaluated based upon the high quality of your substantive contributions to the discussion.

University Policies

University Policy on Accommodating Students with Disabilities:Students requesting accommodation for disabilities must first register through the Disability Resource Center (352-392-8565, by offering correct documentation. The Dean of Students Office will carry out documentation to the student that should then carry out this documentation to the instructor once requesting accommodation. You need to submit this documentation before submitting assignments or taking the quizzes or exams. Accommodations are not retroactive, therefore, students need to call the office as shortly as feasible in the term for which they are seeking accommodations.

University Policy on Academic Misconduct: Academic honesty and integrity are fundamental values of the College neighborhood. Students must be sure that they understand the UF Student Honor Code at

In context of this course, academic misconduct contains falsely representing the work of others as your very own, reutilizing prior submitted job-related and submitting it during this term, manipulating raw information to align via expected outcomes, utilizing the responses of various other students without attribution, and also other actions which violate the expertise that submitted work-related is representative of your own thinking and reasoning on inquiries asked while completing the assigned work-related.

**Netiquette: Communication Courtesy: All members of the course are expected to follow rules of common courtesy in all email messages, threaded discussions and chats. Discussion board articles are to reprimary on topic, and also any kind of off-topic discussions may be rerelocated by the moderator.

COURSE EVALUATION:course by completing virtual evaluations at Evaluations are commonly open up throughout the last 2 or three weeks of the semester, however students will certainly be offered certain times as soon as they are open. Rundown results of these assessments are available to students at

ATTENDANCE AND MAKE-UP POLICY: Excprovided absences and allowances for make-up job-related are continuous with university plans in the undergraduate magazine ( also call for correct documentation.


Your all at once course grade will certainly be figured out by your performance on each of the labs and on your participation within your lab team. There are no exams in this course.


You will finish 10 labs, each worth a complete of 10 points. These points might be divided among subgoals of data, excel workbooks, and postings to the discussion board. You will certainly submit proof of completing the lab in order to earn these points according to your performance and success on presenting the adhering to laboratory elements:

Setup and also data acquisition: Showing diligence in setting up apparatus, moving out suggested measures and measurements, and also collecting raw information. This will certainly be evaluated by the high quality and also completeness of raw data sets built up and also by the display screen of this information in tables consisting of their physical systems, or plots displaying information accumulated with the IOLab cart. All data submitted need to come from your investigations alone. Students may not use information from other classmates or resources without the explicit approval from your instructor.

File analysis:Showing exactly how information is regarded theory and its predictions. This will certainly be evaluated from student’s construction of properly-labeled spreadsheet tables of theoretically-motivated acquired quantities based upon raw data and including devices, making graphs and also doing regression analysis, or various other devices as instructed.

Conclusions: Showing an understanding of the physical legislations involved and also how they are applied. This will be evaluated from interpretations of graphing and also regression, from answers to comprehension questions and also by making predictions and also measurements to examine those predictions. Practice scholastic honesty and attribute contributions of others (making use of names) as soon as conclusions are increated by discussions involving other individuals.


High quality scientific discovery is frequently completed with colleagues, most of whom are located at different research labs across the human being. This remote lab course provides students an authentic experience to collect their very own data complying with a widespread procedure and usage these data sets as a structure for making feeling of the information and also stating clinical practice with colleagues. Because this course is little, think of everyone as your lab companion.

Weekly discussion questions will certainly acfirm each lab to mediate this wanted outcome of thoughtful discourse based on your endure completing laboratory exercises.

To begin discussions, each student is forced to article certain information sets as explained in the lab instructions or shown in weekly announcements to the discussion board. This posting of data is due no later than 11:59pm on the Thursday prior to the lab is due.


Letter qualities are assigned based upon the full points awarded in the course. These points are indications of your achievement of the course-level finding out goals and are from the complying with experiences:

Completion of 10 labs 10 points per lab

TOTAL 100points

Your course grade will certainly not be assigned based on a curve, yet based on a percent of the earned points to the maximum points accessible. This 100-suggest solved scale rounded to the nearest point:

Wk #

Release Date

Lab #

Lab Name






Orientation and also Introductions



Materials and Software Check, Uncertainty Prelab



Measurement and also Suspicion, Part 1


Measurement and also Suspicion, Part 2



Position and Velocity



Velocity and Acceleration



Passive Forces, Part 1



Spring Break



Passive Forces, Part 2



Acceleration and Force



Impulse and Momentum



Centripetal Acceleration



Simple Harmonic Motion



Standing waves and also Resonance

Disclaimer:This syllabus represents my existing plans and also objectives. As we go via the semester, those plans might should change to enhance the course discovering possibility. These transforms will be communicated clearly by means of announcements on Canvas.