Discussion
For Part A, the theory was that when light waves, in this case the waves emitted by a
red diode laser, passed by the edge of or through a slit, these waves get diffracted and
spread out; in this case, horizontally since the slit was a vertical

Discussion
The theory of the experiment was that in order to measure the time it took for the exponential discharge
of a capacitor to occur we used a Resistor Capacitor circuit and a program on one of the lab computers.
Breaking down the components of the

Discussion
The theory of this experiment centered around the concepts of electric fields and potential.
According to experimental procedure, an electric field should have been generated through the use of
conductive paint, paper, and positive and negative

Discussion
In Part A, the theory was that like a prism spectrometer, a diffraction grating provides another
method for measuring light wavelength through its diffraction through many narrow slits instead of the
classic glass pyramid (though the spectrum i

Discussion
In Part A, the theory revolved around how the oscilloscope worked mechanically. Using a phosphorcoated screen, a high-speed electron beam is used to generate a glowing line. The line can be
manipulated using the electric fields of two sets of e

Discussion
The theory for Part A said that the potential difference V between two ends of a circuit is equal to
the net current passing through, which is calculated through the multiplication of the applied current and
any resistance between the two ends

Discussion
The purpose of this experiment was to learn how to calculate the refractive index, n, of a
given light source, in this case a helium discharge tube, through the use of a prism spectrometer. The
refractive index of the prism describes to us how

Discussion
The theory of this experiment states that the refractive index of air for a laser, in this
experiment a red He-Ne laser, can be calculated through the use of a Michelson interferometer. The
beam of a laser passes through a free-standing lens, a

Discussion
In Part A, the objective of the experiment is to measure the value of unknown resistances by
using a vintage Wheatstone Bridge. There are two resistors in this circuit, one is the Bridge, which has
the adjustable, known resistance, and the othe

Discussion
The results were consistent with the theory in that, when compared to the
accepted value of 2.55 minutes, the experimentally derived and calculated half-life for
Barium-137m was only 2.683 minutes after a summation of the results of five trials

Discussion
The theory behind this experiment was that using an optical bench, one can determine
both the focal length of mirrors and lenses as well as determine the magnification of said object
from measured object distances S, which are the distances fro