Module 1: Units and Significant Figures
1.1 The Speed of Light
When we observe and measure phenomena in the world, we try to assign numbers to the
physical quantities with as much accuracy as we can possibly obtain from our measuring
equipment. For exampl
Newtons Second Law
Abstract:
In this lab, we tested and verified Newtons second law by applying it to systems. The results
were consistent with the Newtons second law, and that acceleration is proportional to force.
Introduction:
In order to observe Newto
Collisions in One Dimension
Abstract
The purpose of this experiment was to confirm the law of conservation of energy and momentum
in one dimensional two body collisions. In elastic collisions, the experimental values were
comparable to theoretical values.
Centripetal Force
Abstract
The purpose of this lab was to study the concept of centripetal force. In this experiment, we
measured the relationship between centripetal force, a mass, and velocity. The experimental
values for centripetal force deviated less
Abstract
The purpose of this lab was to study Newtons first law and observe an object at rest in
equilibrium.
Intro
Newtons laws state that if the net force acting on a point mass is balanced and zero, then
the acceleration is zero and the velocity is con
Abstract
In this lab, we studied the motion of a glider on an air track. The motion sensor and capstone
allowed us to observe the relationship between position, velocity, acceleration, and time.
Introduction
The purpose of this lab was to use the glider o
Conservation of Energy
Abstract
In this lab, we examined the conservation of mechanical energy in several simple mechanical
systems. Not accounting for negligible non-conservative forces, the theoretical calculations and
experimental results were comparab