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.


  • Computers equipped with Pasco Capstone Software and either a Pasco 550 or 850 Universal Interface
  • 13 benchtop Digital Storage Oscilloscope (Various manufacturers)
  • 10 Ballistic pendulum
  • 6 Adiabatic Gas Law Apparatus
  • 6 2.0-meter Pasco Air Tracks with motion glider kits
  • 26 Extech MN35 Digital Multimeter
  • 15 Variable DC Power Supplies (18 V, 3 A)
  • 15 1.2-meter Pasco Optics Tracks with accessories
  • Dell Optiplex 7050 PC with U2417H monitor
  • Pasco 850 Universal Interface
  • Compressed air feed at lab stations
  • Ohaus Triple Beam Balance, 2,610-gram capacity at 0.1 gram
  • 9 benchtop BK Precision Function Generators
  • 14 2.0-meter Pasco Motion Tracks with carts and accessories
  • 18 Extech MN36 Digital Multimeters
  • Various Pasco Scientific datalogging sensors and probes including current, voltage, ultrasonic motion sensors, photogates, wireless force and acceleration sensors, rotary motion sensors, wireless temperature probes, absolute pressure, various light sensors, GM Tubes

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