In addition to needing access to this On-Line Lab Manual (see the Introduction), you are also required to purchase the following items by the second week of class:
- Safety Goggles: These are required for all laboratory experiments. Safety goggles must fit snugly to your face, and be able to fit over your prescription eye wear. They may be purchased at the SMC bookstore or any hardware store. Students without goggles will not be allowed to perform the scheduled experiment.
- Laboratory Locker Card: This must be purchased at the SMC bookstore ($10). You need to turn this in to your instructor when you check into your locker (not later than Week 2), in order to be allowed access to your laboratory equipment.
- Scientific Calculator: This calculator should preferably be equipped with log, ln, exp and 1/x functions. Consult your instructor about an appropriate model to purchase. This calculator will be needed for both lecture and lab work, so you should plan on bringing it to all classes.
- Lab Notebook: Not all instructors require a separate lab notebook, but it highly advised that you purchase one anyway .