Core Lab 57 — Core Lab - What Makes Things Tick?
What Makes Things Tick? (CL57) is a core laboratory course open to students who have completed the first-year chemistry and physics laboratory courses. The course emphasizes experimental design and student exploration of the physical world through extended investigations of fundamental themes. The themes will initially include oscillations, classical optics, and sustainability, with other themes being added over time. Each theme will comprise several experiments, often using common equipment, and will require students to assemble the appropriate apparatus, make suitable measurements, and summarize their findings. Students will explore two themes over the semester, writing two reports summarizing their investigations and analysis.