Introductory Physics Laboratory

Course Information
TitleΓΕΝΙΚΟ ΕΡΓΑΣΤΗΡΙΟ / Introductory Physics Laboratory
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorKonstantinos Chrysafis
Course ID40002849

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
No prerequisites courses are required.
Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of this course, students will be able: to set, control and complete an experiment, following instructions, to evaluate and organize the data from the experimental setup, to manage the data according to the theory of errors, to apply, where possible, the algorithm of least squares as a means to capture the results, to correlate and compare groups of similar results, to evaluate the findings in relation to the theory and to synthesize a report, based on scientific evidence.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
Course Content (Syllabus)
I a) Features of measuring instruments and methodologies of measurement. Statistical treatment of experimental data b) Graphing techniques for 2 variables, treatment of experimental data, least-squares algorithm. II a) Online measurement of velocity and acceleration on a rectilinear air track using a computer b) Simulation of the x-y trajectory of a sphere in various environments using a computer c) Introduction to electrical measurements, DC instruments and their modifications d) Introduction to the oscilloscope and AC measurements. e) Cooling of systems in constant temperature environment and measurement of specific heat capacity. f) Introduction to wave phenomena using ultrasound devices.
Treatment of experimental data, Least-squares algorithm, Experimenting
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
Use of presentations(powerpoint) and web pages where students can choose the appropriate millimetre, semi-logarithm and logarithm papers.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work36
Written assigments68
Student Assessment
During the course (formative): Knowledge of applied theory in the laboratory, Understanding and application of instructions of experimental activities, Handling, precision and skill in carrying out experimental activities. After each laboratory work, weekly (formative): Synthesize a report, based on the appropriate theory and the acquired data with the experimental setup. At the end of the course (summative): Data manipulation based on error theory, problem solving and acquired skills in experimental setup and data recording.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
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