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Phys 131L - LAB General Physics I (Summer)

Course Number: Phys 131L

Course Name: LAB General Physics I

Credits: 1 Cr

Contact information: Paula Herrera-Siklody (

PreReq: Co-enrollment or credit in Phys 131 or consent of course coordinator.

Format of the course: this course is offered in person or online. 

In the online version, students work with a lab kit they receive from the department and interact with instructors through Webex. Participation in these meetings carries some credit but is not required to pass the course.

Associated courses: Phys 131

General introduction to the course

In this course, students will:

  • Apply the theoretical concepts learned in PHYS 131 in an experimental setup.
  • Learn how to set up an experiment and collect data.
  • Learn the basic tools of data analysis.
  • Learn to draw scientifically sound conclusions based on data.