SPEED OF LIGHT IN A FIBER OPTIC CABLE
Object: To measure the speed of light in a fiber optic cable.
Equipment needed: Light pulse transmitter and detector, power supply, 15 cm of plastic fiber, 20 m of plastic
fiber, dual-channel oscilloscope (at least 20
Oscilloscope, signal generator, 3 BNC to alligator wire connectors, inductor, capacitor,
resistor, bread boards, LCR multimeter ( C = 1 microfarad, R = 100 ohm, L found for
coil from LCR multimeter.)
DIFFRACTION GRATING SIMPLE SPECTROMETER
To measure the wave length of light with a diffraction grating.
Force table spectrometer, diffraction grating, known light source, spirit level.
The wave length of light, , can be measured wi
REFRACTION AND LENSES
To understand properties of rays when encountering an object and the formation of images by a lens.
Optics bench, ray table, slit plate, mask, light source, lenses, cylindrical lens, viewing screen, closed
Project Idea # 5 - Electrical Circuit Theory
MT-A355 Dierential Equations
February 22, 2003
In this problem we will explore the utility of dierential equations in describing electrical circuits.
We will examine a four degree of freedom R-C c
Math 135: Discrete Math, Spring 2010
Sample First Midterm
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MECHANICAL EQUIVALENT OF HEAT
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To measure the mechanical equivalent of heat by an electrical method.
Heating coil, calorimeter and stirrer, DC voltmeter and ammeter, switch, con
To plot the equipotential lines and the lines of force in an electric field.
Mounting board, (battery) (1-3 volts d.c.), 2 sheets of assorted conducting paper, galvanometer, mounted
probe, hand probe and graph paper.
WAVE MOTION ON A STRING
To study the behavior of a standing wave; to measure the wave velocity and to study some of the factors
which affect the wave velocity.
Mechanical Wave driver; string; rubber band; table clamps, pulley; weight set;
WORK AND ENERGY
To look at the transfer of energy from one form to another and the work involved when using
conservative forces such as that produced by gravity and non-conservative forces like that of friction
from the dragging of the aircar on a
TORQUE AND INERTIA
Objective: The purpose of this experiment is to study torque in a dynamic situation and obtain a
better understanding of moment of inertia.
Apparatus: Cenco centripetal force apparatus with moment of inertia accessory, masses,
To investigate the relationship between the mass, velocity, radius of curvature and force when an
object moves in a circular path.
Computer, Photo gate, interface box, stand, masses, string, metal rod, ruler.
To study the conservation of energy and momentum in an inelastic collision between a ball and a pendulum
Blackwood ballistic pendulum, meterstick, steel rule, carbon paper.
If a ball of mass m is launched wi
NEWTONS SECOND LAW
To verify Newton's laws when applied to an aircar that is allowed to slide down a frictionless inclined
Air track, Motion Sensors and Computer, Air blower, Glider, Wood blocks, Card attachment for
Addition of Vector Forces
To practice vector addition by putting objects in equilibrium. Use the graphical method and
component method of adding vectors to show the sum of the forces equal zero.
Force table, String, Hanging masses, Pro
ERROR ANALYSIS AND SIMPLE HARMONIC MOTION
The object of this experiment is to study error calculation methods using a simple system, unfamiliar to the
student, so that a basic comparison between expected and measured values can be made without a de
To study the second condition of equilibrium, namely, equilibrium of an extended, rigid body with respect
Parallel force apparatus, consisting of support base, unbalanced meterstick, assorted hooked weights
IMPULSE AND MOMENTUM
To look at the impulse and the change of momentum of a collision and see the effects of using
materials to reduce the total impact of the collision.
Air-track, Air-blower, Photogate, Force sensor, Glider, Balance, Ru
INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR ALGEBRA, Second Edition
by Gilbert Strang
SOLUTIONS TO SELECTED EXERCISES
Introduction to Vectors
1.2 #13. Find two vectors v and w that are perpendicular to (1, 1, 1) and to each other.
THE CURRENT BALANCE
To measure the mutual force between two parallel electric currents with the current balance.
Current balance telescope and scale, Variac and transformer, precision ac ammeter (0-10, 0-20 amps), set
of milligram analyti
MAGNETIC FIELDS AND THE MAGNETIC DIPOLE
To get the magnetic dipole two ways: plot the magnetic field vs. 1/r3 and to plot the frequency squared
(w^2) in a magnetic field vs. that magnetic field. (It is extremely important to use SI units in this la
MAGNETIC FIELDS AND INDUCED EMF
To investigate the EMF created by a varying magnetic field in a coil.
Rotating rod from centripetal force lab, magnet, coils, PASCO interface and computer, voltage sensor,
vernier magnetic field sensor.
TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENT OF RESISTANCE
To measure the temperature coefficient of both thermistors and copper wire.
Thermistor assembly, copper wire assembly, electrically heated water bath, temperature sensor, slide -wire
PARALLEL AND SERIES CIRCUITS
To investigate the properties of parallel and series circuits.
Two Multi-meters, three resistors, experimental breadboard, breadboard wires, power supply, 6 wires
A battery cannot tell if there
DIFFRACTION WITH A LASER
Demonstrate diffraction using a laser and different slit configurations.
Laser, optics bench, slit disks, screen, ruler
Single slit diffraction pattern