PHYSICS 220/230
Lab 1: Using Computers & the World-Wide Web


Objective: to familiarize yourself with the computer and the World-Wide Web as they apply to Physics 220 and 230.

In our first lab, we will begin by checking out the computers that we will be using this semester. They are new and we will need to learn our way around the new network and the workings of a new spreadsheet (Excel). We will then examine the Physics Department website, particularly the pages relevant to the Physics labs. We will also see how to search for useful information on the WWW.

In the course of your Web surfing, you should: