Physics lab training/Physics 1&2

  • Cours (CM) -
  • Cours intégrés (CI) -
  • Travaux dirigés (TD) -
  • Travaux pratiques (TP) 36h
  • Travail étudiant (TE) 54h

Langue de l'enseignement : Anglais

Enseignement proposé en : en présence

Description du contenu de l'enseignement

Optics – Focometry / Instruments: Determination of the focal length of thin lenses by two methods (Bessel and Silbermann). Comparison of protocols. Model of microscope.
Optics – Interferences / Diffraction: Measurement of small objects dimensions using diffraction. Recording of a diffraction patern using CCD camera.
Calorimetry – Ice fusion: Application of the Regnault correction method in order to find the enthalpy of fusion of ice. Introduction to corrections.
Ultrasounds – Interferences / Piezo: Measure of the speed of sound in air. Diffraction and interfference of sound waves.
Torsion pendulum: Comparison of the Young modulus of different materials. Calibration and use of a setup to measure the Young modulus of different materials. Comparison of different protocols.
Friction in pipes: Study of the laminar and turbulent flows of water in a tube.
Bernouilli: Introduction to the different types of pressures (total, dynamic and static). Measurement of pressures using Pitot and U-tubes.
Gas: heat capacityMeasurement of the gas heat capacities of air. Involves use of computer assisted measurement.
Stirling engine: Experimental evidence of the thermodynamic principles applied to thermal engines. Measurement of work, heat exchanges and efficiency of the engine.
Coax cable: Study of impredance matching on the reflection of electromagnetical waves in a coaxial cable. Measurement if the index of a coaxial cable.
Wave tank: Measurement of velocities of small amplitude waves. Highlight of wave related phenomenons (dispersion, diffaction, interference, reflection,…).
Q factor: Measurement of the quality factor of a quartz crystal using two different methods (free oscillations and forced oscillations). Study of the beats on the start of a forced oscillator. Comparison of protocols.

Compétences à acquérir

The student will be able to:
- select and use the relevant measurement device to perform measurements
- collect data, and analyze them making use of dedicated software (graphics, curve fitting, etc.)
- work in a team
- write a report


Faculté de physique et ingénierie

3-5, rue de l'Université

Formulaire de contact


Robin Merine


Gulnaz Gahramaova

Orkhan Huseynov

Gulyaz Najafova

Shamil Gudavasov

Ali Huseyn Dovlatov

Robin Merine

LICENCE - Informatique