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School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Physics and Astronomy Laboratory

Physics and Astronomy labs are safely offered in-person in the Walker Science Building and the Chain Technology Building.  

PHY103L, Introductory Physics Lab

A one-semester lab that covers basic physics principles for non-science majors.

AST111L & AST112L, General Astronomy I & II Lab

A two-semester sequence that allows students to explore all that is outside of our planet with simple algebra.

PHY111L & PHY112L, General Physics I & II Lab

A two-semester sequence that covers the basic concepts of physics using algebra and trigonometry. This sequence is taken by many pre-professional students to prepare for the tests like the MCAT and LSAT.

Lecture Materials | College Physics 2e  
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PHY201L & PHY202L, General Physics I & II with Calculus Lab

A two-semester sequence that covers the basic concepts of physics more rigorously using calculus. 

Lecture Materials |  University Physics 
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PHY327L, Electronics Lab

Explores components and circuits that are used for scientific instrumentation. 

PHY341L, Optics Lab

Explores the properties of light including light’s interactions with matter.

PHY361L & PHY362L, Modern I & II Lab

A two-semester sequence required by physics majors that explores different topics of Modern Physics.



  • All lab manuals and other lab resources are available as free downloads in Canvas.
  • If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate Physics or Astronomy lab, please consult the Canvas page for downloadable material and other information.
  • Online sections of PHY111L and PHY112L are available for online-only students, and the online section of PHY111L and PHY112L requires an at-home kit to be purchased or rented.