General Physics Laboratory

The General Physics Laboratories are a suite of rooms supporting the General Education Laboratory component of nearly every major program on campus. 

The general physics laboratory courses familiarize students with science and engineering laboratory techniques, measurement equipment, and analysis methods. Experiments provide students with hands-on learning to practice solving problems, analyzing real data, and reporting on their work. Students learn to apply physical principles to real world physical systems and engineering and testing applications.


  • Pasco Interface Refresh
  • Digital Storage Oscilloscope
  • Ballistic pendulum
  • Adiabatic Gas Law Apparatus
  • 2.0-meter Air Track
  • Photogate sensors
  • High Sensitivity Light Sensor
  • Pressure sensor
  • Calorimeter
  • Motion Sensor II
  • Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor
  • Current sensor
  • Temperature sensor
  • Extech MN35 Digital Multimeter
  • Variable DC Power Supply
  • 1.2-meter Optics Bench
  • Breadboard, Mounted Solderless
  • Dell Optiplex 7050 PC with U2417H monitor
  • Pasco 850 Universal Interface
  • Compressed air feed
  • Ohaus Triple Beam Balance, 2,610-gram capacity at 0.1 gram

Lab Information

Location: COAS 214, 217, 218, 219

Lab Director: Don Schumacher

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email