Details of PH1202 (Spring 2020)

Level: 1 Type: Laboratory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
PH1202 Physics Laboratory II Dhananjay Nandi,
Dibyendu Nandi,
Rangeet Bhattacharyya,
Sourin Das

Introduction: This is a two-semester long laboratory course in physics for the first year BS-MS students. The course aims to develop general experimental skills such as taking and recording data accurately, analyzing and presenting data through use of tables, chart and graphs, etc. Concepts of error analysis, precision and accuracy of data, significant digit etc. will be taught. Students are expected to enjoy doing things by their own hands. They will perform simple but interesting experiments to verify various concepts of physics that they have learnt in the classroom lectures. Successful students are expected to develop critical thinking skills such as being able to make reasonable predictions and hypotheses from known facts, being able to see the relationship between experiments and equations and seeing how they apply to the real world. This laboratory course is designed to be beneficial to all students irrespective of whether they choose to major in physics or not.

  • Experiments:

    1. Verification of Newton's 2nd Law: Air Track

    2. Determination of Gravitational acceleration using reversible pendulum

    3. Determination of Youngs modulus of a metal bar using flexure method

    4. Determination of Surface tension of liquid

    5. Determination of Viscosity of a liquid using stokes law

    6. Molar specific heat of metals and Dulong-Petit's Law

    7. Study of Mechanical equivalent of heat

    8. Construction of one-ohm resistance

    9. Study of resonance in series LCR AC circuit

    10. Mapping of equipotential lines and electrostatic field lines

    11. Study of Magnetic field in Helmholtz coils

    12. Study of Coupled Pendulum


  1. Manual for 1st year physics lab prepared by IISER faculty

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 2 Not Allowed
2 IP 4 Not Allowed
3 IP 6 Not Allowed
4 MR 2 Not Allowed
5 MR 4 Not Allowed
6 MS 2 Core
7 RS 1 Not Allowed
8 RS 2 Not Allowed