Labs

Physics Lab

The Physics lab enables the students to apply the basic laws of physics in the areas of mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, modern Physics and Optics. This provides the students with an opportunity to peek beyond the fundamentals of Physics taught in PHY 101 and PHY 102. The lab features open ended manuals that encourage the students to think and create their own ways to attempt the experiment. This essentially allows the students to further develop the ability to determine themselves what techniques and procedures to follow, what questions to ask,
what the acquired data means, how reliable it is and what to do when things don’t work as
expected (which happens quite often).

A list of experiments that you will see in the Physics lab is given below:

Number Experiment
1 Harmonic Oscillator
2 Vibrations on a String and Resonance
3 Moment of Inertia of Tennis Ball
4 Rotational Dynamics
5 Energy Conservation in 2-Dimension
6 Latent Heat of Vaporization of Liquid Nitrogen
7 Maxwell’s Wheel
8 Expansion of Helical spring
9 Conservation of Linear Momentum
10 Path diagram of rotational motion
11 Uncertainties in measurements
12 Newton’s Law of Cooling
13 Determination of Curie point of a ferromagnet by controlled electric heating
14 Imaging electron trajectories using a magic eye, image analysis
15 Eddy Current damping in a Waltenhofen pendulum
16 Frank-Hertz Meter
17 Observing Hall Effect in n-doped Germanium
18 Measuring the magnetic field of an air coil (Biot-Savart Law)
19 Determination of Planck’s constant from the spectrum of a tungsten light bulb
20 Optical activity of a chiral solution
21 Magnetic moment of a conductor loop in magnetic field
22 Faraday’s Law
23 Solar Cell
24 Band gap measurement of pure Ge, n-doped Si in a unijunction transistor
25 Determining Verdet’s constant for a flint glass as a function of wavelength
26 High temperature Superconductor transitions
27 Spectral Lines of different gasses

Energy Lab

The Energy lab allows the students to develop a deeper understanding of energy fundamentals and to explore alternative energy solutions. The lab features experiments from chemistry, physics and biology. Students are also introduced to miniature versions of energy conversion devices including wind mills, solar cells, hydrogen fuel cells, solar cooker etc. that mimic the insights and workings of a real scale device.

The Lab is designed for both engineering and non-engineering undergraduate students and does not require any advanced mathematics or physics background.

Number Experiment
1 Bio Diesel
2 Energy Content in Food Items
3 Fuel Energy
4 Global Warming
5 Dye-Sensitised Solar Cell (DSSC)
6 Gas Chromatography
7 Electrical Energy from Solar Energy
8 Wind Energy 
9 Hydrogen Fuel Cell
10 Hydro Power
11 Heat Energy from Solar Energy
12 Solar Cooker
13 Parabolic Trough
14 Factors that Influence Wind Energy