Laboratories and software

Student in front of computer screen showing graphs from data acquisition software

A computerized general physics laboratory allows students to use motion detectors, force probes, timing devices, radiation counters, and other computer-based instruments as they work through the many laboratory-based activities.

Apparatus available to students include a holographic optical bench, multipurpose data acquisition equipment, electronics prototyping boards, a darkroom, and a machine shop.

Software includes MathematicaGraphical AnalysisVoyager 4.5Logger Pro and a variety of simulations and analysis programs.

Creed-Fulton Observatory

Meade telescope in observatory

Located on top of Fulton Hall on the E&H campus, the domed observatory boasts a research-grade Meade 16” Schmidt-Cassegrain optical telescope on a permanent equatorial pier.