Physics 212 Lab 1: Graphing with Microsoft Excel
Objective
To become familiar with the graphic capabilities of Microsoft Excel.
Materials
Microsoft Excel
Method
Graph the data given in Lab 1 instructions.
Data
Velocity
50
40
30
20
10
0
0
0.2
0.4
0.6
0.8
1
Physics 212 Lab 5: Capacitance
Objective:
Examine the properties of parallel plate capacitors using the Capacitance lab from UC-Boulder
PhET simulations.
Materials:
Online Simulation
Apparatus:
The apparatus used was a computer simulation dealing with the
Physics 212 Lab 4: Electric Fields
Objective:
Determine how point chargers generate electric fields.
Materials:
Online simulation
Apparatus:
Using the online simulation, you will uncheck Electric Field and check Values and Grids. The
online simulation has
Physics 212 Lab 3: Sound Waves
Objective:
Calculate and measure the frequency of sound waves and find the difference of the distance
between two sound sources.
Materials:
Computer
Online simulator
Apparatus:
The computer simulation initiated the behavior
Physics 212 Lab 2: Simple Harmonic Motion
Objective:
Construct a simple pendulum to determine g, acceleration due to gravity.
Materials:
Phone timer
Measuring Tape
Small rope
Two washers of different weight
Apparatus:
The rope was tied around a door h
Motion Equations
Equations of Motion
Constant Acceleration
Constant Acceleration Problem Solving
Centripetal and Tangential Acceleration
Free-Fall Motion
1
Motion Equations
Motion can be determined by using a few simple equations.
The relationships betwee
Motion in Two Dimensions
1.
Name
Introduction
In this laboratory, you will examine the acceleration of objects that are moving in two
dimensions, or 'in a plane'. You can imagine this motion as motion that is confined to lie on a
giant, flat sheet of pape
Homework: Acceleration in one-dimensional motion
Lab Section:
Name:
1. Sketch x versus t, v versus t, and a versus t graphs for the entire motion of a ball rolling up and
then down an incline.
a. Use a coordinate system in which zero position is at the to
Types
Definition of Force
Drawing the Force
Dimensions and Units of Force
Tension
Elastic Force
Gravity
Normal Force
Friction
Drag
Pulleys
1
Types
Force
That which causes a particle to accelerate.
It is a vector!
Knights Definition
A force
is a push or a
Newtons Second Law
1.
Introduction
In this laboratory we look at Newtons second law. In the addition of forces lab, we looked at
situations where the net force acting on an object was zero. Since Newtons second law states
r
r
that the net force acting on
Position
Position
r
The location of a particle with respect to a spatial coordinate origin.
y
x
z
r x i y j z k
x
y
1
z
Position
Displacement
r
A measure of the change in position.
z
r x i y j z k y
2
x
Position
Distance
s
A measure of the length of the p
Time
So how do we define time for a physics problem?
Here are some rules of thumb to follow
2. Each major physical change (event) should also be marked with its
own time.
a. We can also label these with an informative subscript or
superscript. (e.g. tDr.
Velocity
The Particle Model
Velocity
Motion in One Dimension
Uniform Motion
Instantaneous Velocity
Finding Position from Velocity
1
Velocity
The Particle Model
A particle is an object that can be represented as a mass at a single point
in space.
This poin
Acceleration
Acceleration
Motion with Constant Acceleration
Instantaneous Acceleration
1
Acceleration
Acceleration
a
Acceleration measures the change in the motion of an object
This change can happen in magnitude or direction.
As the bee moves to a new fl
Physics 211G
Homework #2
Due 7 September 2016
Name:_
Show your work!
1) If
other.
A) True
2) If
A) True
and
, then the vectors
are oriented perpendicular relative to one
B) False
, then the vectors
and
have equal magnitudes and are directed in the same di
Addition of Forces
1.
Introduction
In this laboratory we look at forces in equilibrium. Newtons second law states that the net force
r
r
acting on a body is equal to its mass times its acceleration: ! F = ma . A complete understanding
of Newtons second la
Acceleration in one-dimensional motion
1.
Introduction
In this laboratory, you will continue your exploration of descriptions of one-dimensional motion.
This weeks experiment will particularly focus on graphical representations of the motion of
objects wh
Lab 1 Homework: Descriptions of Motion
Lab Section: _
1. A biologist is investigating the behavior of 2
ants, Alfredo and Bernice. The graph below
shows the position of the ants as a function of
time as the ants move along the celery stalk.
To describe th
14_2DCCircuitswithResistors
Tutorial
Outline
This tutorial guides you through analysis of
some direct-current (DC) circuit diagrams
with ideal batteries and resistors.
While it reviews some fundamental laws, it
does not introduce them.
Electric (DC) Cir
Tutorial
Electric (DC) Circuits
with Ideal Batteries and Resistors
Outline
This tutorial guides you through analysis of
some direct-current (DC) circuit diagrams
with ideal batteries and resistors.
While it reviews some fundamental laws, it
does not in
Tutorial
Electric (DC) Circuits:
Kirchhoffs Rules
Outline
This tutorial guides you through the analysis of
direct-current (DC) circuit diagrams with ideal
batteries and resistors.
While it reviews some fundamental laws, it
does not introduce them.
Foc
Tutorial:DCCircuits
KirchhoffsRules
Tutorial
Electric (DC) Circuits:
Kirchhoffs Rules
Symbols for Circuits Diagrams
Source of emf
What it does:
An emf provides an electric potential energy
difference per unit charge passing through it.
Example:
A battery
Phys222G, spring 2014
Learning Objectives Quiz 4
To be well prepared for this quiz, you should be able to
recognize the abbreviation of common metric prefixes (especially between 109
(giga) and 10-9 (nano) and convert it into the corresponding powers of t
Physics 222G
EXAMPLES: SUPERPOSITION OF MAGNETIC FIELDS
OF
STRAIGHT CURRENT CARRYING WIRES
Magn. field produced: Straight wire: B
0 I
2 r
0 4 107
Tm
A
1) A long straight wire carries a current of
2 A toward the right. Find the direction and
magnitude of
Phys 222G Pre-requisite Quiz (Spring 2014)
Learning Objectives
After your first semester physics course, you should be able to
Vectors in Physic
add or subtract vectors by using the graphical method and the component method.
resolve a vector into its x-
Phys222G, spring 2014
Learning Objectives Quiz 3
To be well prepared for this quiz, you should be able to
a) recognize the abbreviation of common metric prefixes (especially between 109 (giga) and
10-9 (nano) and convert it into the corresponding powers o
Phys222G, spring 2014
Learning Objectives Quiz 2
To be well prepared for this quiz, you should be able to
a) recognize the abbreviation of common metric prefixes (especially between 109
(giga) and 10-9 (nano) and convert it into the corresponding powers o