Department of Technical Education
Board of Technical Examinations, Bengaluru
Course Title  :APPLIED SCIENCE LAB  Course Code : 15SC04P 
Semester  : I / II  Course Group : Core 
Teaching Scheme in Hrs (L:T:P) : 0:2:4  Credits : 3 Credits  
Type of course  : Tutorial & Practical  Total Contact Hours : 78 
CIE  : 25 Marks  SEE : 50 Marks 
Programme  : Common to all Engineering Diploma Programmes 
Applied Science theory in the current semester.
1. Learn to measure different dimensions of objects accurately using measuring instruments.
2. Enhance the vectorial concepts of concurrent forces.
3. Learn the concepts of properties of fluids.
4. Enhance the practical concept of resonance.
PART A
1. Vernier Calipers:
a) To determine the dimensions of given solid cylinder and hence calculate its volume.
b) To determine the dimensions of given hollow cylinder and hence calculate its volume
Activity: To calculate the density of material of given solid/hollow cylinder knowing its volume and mass.
2. Screw Gauge:
a) To determine the thickness of given metal and glass plate.
b) To determine the diameter of given thin wire and hence to calculate its volume.
c) To determine the diameter of given metallic sphere and hence to calculate its volume.
Activity: 1.To calculate volume of such half meter length wire.
2. To calculate volume of such number (50 or 75 etc) of spheres.
3. Laws of concurrent forces:
a) Verify the law of parallelogram of forces.
b) Verify the converse law of triangle of forces.
c) Verify Lami's theorem.
Activity: To determine the weight of given body using law of parallelogram of forces.
4. Moment bar:
To verify the conditions of equilibrium of coplanar parallel forces acting on a body.
Activity: To determine the weight of given body using moment bar.
PARTB
5. Viscosity:
a) To determine the coefficient of viscosity of water by poiseuille's method(for a given radius of capillary tube)
Activity: To plot a graph of ht versus V and to find ht/V from slope.
6. Sonometer:
a) To determine the frequency of given tuning fork by comparison method.
b) To determine the frequency of given tuning fork by absolute method.
Activity: 1.Plot a graph of 'n' versus 'l' from the graph, find the frequency unknown Tuning fork
2.Plot a graph of √Tversus 'l' from the slope of graph find √T/l 3.To calculate linear density 'm' by knowing√T/l and 'n'
7. Resonance:
a). To determine the velocity of sound in air at room temperature by using resonance air column apparatus. (for single resonating length)
Activity:1. To calculate velocity of sound in air at 00 C.
2. To determine the unknown frequency of tuning fork. 8.Surface Tension:
a) To determine the Surface Tension of water by capillary rise method using Travelling Microscope. (radius of capillary tube is given )
Activity: Calculate radius of the capillary tube by knowing the surface tension of the liquid and height of liquid column in capillary tube.
9. Boyle's law:
a) To verify Boyle's law using Boyle's law apparatus.
Activity:1.To plot a graph of pressure versus volume
2. To plot a graph of 1/pressure versus volume.
On successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Measure the various dimensions of given objects using instruments.
2. Apply the vector concepts in engineering.
3. Apply the acquired knowledge of fluid dynamics in the field of engineering.
4. Apply the concepts of wave motion in engineering.
CO –PO mapping
 Course Outcome  Experiment linked  PO Mapped  Cognitive Level  Lab Sessions 
CO1  Measure the various dimensions of given objects using instruments. 
1,2 
1,2,3,4,9 
U/A 
24 
CO2  Apply the vector concepts in engineering.  3,4  1,2,9  U  16 
CO3  Apply the acquired knowledge of fluid dynamics in the field of engineering. 
5,8,9  1,2,3,9 
A  24 
CO4  Apply the concepts of wave motion in engineering.  6,7  1,2,3,9 
U  14 
Total Hours of instruction 

 78 
UUnderstanding; AApplication;
Course outcomes –Program outcomes mapping strength
Course  Programme Outcomes  
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  
Applied Science lab  3  3  3  1          3   
Level 3 Highly Addressed, Level 2Moderately Addressed, Level 1Low Addressed.
Method is to relate the level of PO with the number of hours devoted to the COs which address the given PO. If >40% of classroom sessions addressing a particular PO, it is considered that PO is addressed at Level 3
If 25 to 40% of classroom sessions addressing a particular PO, it is considered that PO is addressed at Level 2 If 5 to 25% of classroom sessions addressing a particular PO, it is considered that PO is addressed at Level 1
If < 5% of classroom sessions addressing a particular PO, it is considered that PO is considered notaddressed.
Course Assessment and Evaluation:

What  To Whom 
Frequency  Max Marks  Evidence Collected  Course Outcomes  
Direct Assessment 
CIE (Continuous Internal Evaluation) 
I A Tests 
Students  Two IA tests for Practical (Average of Two Test marks will be computed) 
10 
Blue Books 
1 to 4 
Record Writing  Record Writing (Average of Marks allotted for each expt.) 
10 
Record Book 
1 to4  
Class room Assignment s  Two Assignments based on CO's (Average marks of Two Assignments shall be rounded off to the next higher digit.) 
05 
Log of Activity 
1 to 4  
 TOTAL  25 

 
SEE (Semester End Examination) 
End Exam 
Students 
End of the Course 
50 
Answer Scripts at BTE 
All the CO's  
Indirect Assessment 
Student Feedback on course 
Students 
Middle Of The Course 
Feedback forms  1 to 2 delivery of the course  
End Of Course Survey 
End Of The Course 
Questionnaire  1 to 4 Effectiveness of delivery of instructions and assessment 
Note: I.A. test shall be conducted as per SEE scheme of valuation. However obtained marks shall be reduced to 10 marks. Average marks of two tests shall be rounded off to the next higher digit.
Composition of Educational Components:
Questions for CIE and SEE will be designed to evaluate the various educational components (Bloom's Taxonomy) such as:
Sl. No.  Educational Component  Weightage (%) 
1  Remembering and Understanding  35 
2  Applying the knowledge acquired from the course  45 
3  Analysis  05 
4  Evaluation  05 
5  Creating new knowledge  10 
1. Practical physics by pro. J.D.Belani and N.J.Belani. Published by Nebhandas Hiranand.
2. Practical physics by C.L. Arora. Published by S. Chand and company.
3. www.jac production.co.za
Course: APPLIED SCIENCE LAB Course Code: 15SC04P
PART A
1. Determine the dimensions of given Solid Cylinder using Vernier Caliper and hence calculate its volume.
2. Determine the dimensions of given Hollow Cylinder using Vernier Caliper and hence calculate its volume.
3. Determine the thickness of given metal and glass plate using screw gauge.
4. Determine the diameter of given thin wire using screw gauge and hence, to calculate its volume.
5. Determine the diameter of given metallic sphere using screw gauge and hence, calculate its volume.
6. Verify the law of parallelogram of forces.
7. Verify the converse of triangle law of forces.
8. Verify lami's theorem.
9. Verify the conditions of equilibrium of coplanar parallel forces using Moment bar.
PART B
10. Determine the coefficient of viscosity of water by Poiseuille's method (For a given radius of capillary tube)
11. Determine the frequency of given tuning fork by comparison method using sonometer.
12. Determine the frequency of given tuning fork by absolute method using sonometer.
13. Determine the velocity of sound in air at room temperature by using resonance Air column Apparatus.
14. Determine the Surface Tension of water by capillary rise method. (For a given radius of capillary tube)
15. Verify Boyle's law using Boyle's law apparatus.
Scheme of Valuation for SEE (Semester End Examination)
Sl. no.  Performance  Max. Marks 
1  Writing Observation, Tabular column, formula.  05x2=10 
2  Conduction of experiment.  10x2=20 
3  Calculation and Result.  05x2=10 
4  Viva Voce.  10 
 TOTAL  50 Marks 
Note: The students will submit record books at the time of semester end exam.
Guidelines for Question Paper Setting
The question paper must be prepared by selecting ONE experiment from PART – A and
ONE question from PART – B.
Specification of the Apparatus Required for Applied Science Lab
The following are the specification of the apparatus required for science lab, and number of apparatus required for the batch of 20 students.
Sl. No.  Name of the Apparatus  Specification  Required Number 
1 
Vernier calipers  With L.C 0.01cm having Metallic scale marked in cm, with objects :solid cylinder &hollow cylinder 
10 
2 
Screw gauge  UShaped metallic frame with L.C 0.01mm with objects :glass plate, metal plate, thin wire and metallic sphere 
10 
3  Law of concurrent forces apparatus  Vertical Drawing Board fixed with pulleys. Weights 50g each with weight hangers set 
10 
4 
Moment bar  Having two vertical metallic stands, two spring balances measuring up to 500 g .horizontal bar. 
10 
5 
Surface tension apparatus  Traveling microscope, having L.C 0.005cm, both horizontal and vertical movement of telescope, eye piece with fine crosswire, slow moving stand, beaker, with capillary tube 
10 
6 
Viscosity apparatus  Aspiratory bottle, cork, capillary tube, stopwatch, measuring jar. With stand to keep Aspiratory bottle 
10 
7 
Boyle's law apparatus  Wide bore glass tube mounted vertically in front of a scale graduated 0 to 60cm Zero corresponds to the inside of the closed (top) end of the tube Air is confined in the tube by a coloured oil contained in a metal pressure chamber Pressure chamber is fitted with a Bourdon type gauge calibrated 0 to 3.5kg cm² (0 to 50 lb/in²) actual pressure A valve is fitted to the air inlet tube from the pump As the pressure in the oil chamber is increased, oil level and its actual (total) pressure are directly indicated Tube is made of extra strong glass and is securely covered with transparent plastic on the front Overall height of apparatus approx. 690mm 
05 
8 
Sonometer  Wooden box fixed with meter scale, pulley, metallic string, weight with weight hanger ( 500g each) 
10 
9 
Resonance air column apparatus  Consists of a resonance tube brass N.P. 100cms, reservoir brass N.P. 250ml & meter scale both sides millimeters, which are mounted on wooden polished board. The reservoir is caged in wooden block that has sliding facility. 
10 
10  Electronic balance  0.1g accuracy 500g capacity  01 
11  Tuning fork set  Set of eight tuning forks of different frequency blue steel( Ragg's type)  06 