Physics Labs

In these labs, students from different health, natural sciences, computer science and engineering disciplines explore concepts in classical and modern physics, acquire experimental expertise and develop experimental know-how in electricity, magnetism, mechanics, thermodynamics and more.

Beirut Campus


Physics Lab (Sage 501)

The physics laboratory on LAU’s Beirut campus is equipped with computer stations, each with probes and sensors for automated data acquisition through interfaces for precise data collection and analysis. The lab is also equipped with a multimedia system.

Our lab instructors currently provide freshman, physics, pre-med, engineering, chemistry and biology students with lab courses covering topics in mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics, atomic and modern physics. Students learn to practice different activities of scientists: asking questions, performing procedures, collecting data, analyzing data, and answering questions. 

The lab houses sophisticated and state-of-the-art experimental setups including projectile mini launchers, ballistic pendulums, rotational platforms, heat engine gas law apparatus, thermal expansion apparatus, steam generators, oscilloscopes, function generators, digital multimeters, LCR meters, variable capacitors, and digital teslameters. Other equipment include: basic electrostatic system, electron to mass ratio of an electron apparatus, zeemann effect set-up, Franck-hertz oven, electron diffraction tube, photoelectric effect apparatus, different types of light sources, basic optics system kits, advanced optics system kits, student spectrometer and a variety of sensors.

Byblos Campus

Physics Lab (Eng 604)

The physics laboratory on the Byblos campus is equipped with modern experimental setups enabling students to explore concepts in classical and modern physics and to develop experimental know-how. The experiments performed in the lab cover a variety of physics-related topics including mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics.

The major instruments of the lab include dynamic tracks and carts, ballistic pendulums, rotational platforms, steam generators, oscilloscopes, function generators, digital multimeters, LCR meters, variable capacitors, digital teslameters, Helmholtz coils, lenses, lasers, diffraction slits and photoelectric effect apparatus. In addition, some experiments are converted to computer-based experiments using interfaces and a variety of sensors.