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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
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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
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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
Discussion
With the observation of standing waves in a vibrating, horizontal string, the theory of the experiment
was that where is the frequency in Hertz, is the wavelength in meters, T is the tension in the string in
Newtons, and is the mass per unit le
Discussion
In order for the cart to move on the friction table, the tensional force to move it
would have to overcome the frictional force holding it in place. Experimentally, all of the
calculated average coefficients of F f/c were greater than all of th
Discussion
The magnitudes of the graphically calculated F3 were slightly off in comparison to those
of the experimentally calculated F3. Granted, this deviation was, at most 0.003 N, however, the
calculated |F3| was closer to the experimental |F3| in all
Discussion
The theory of this experiment was that a system undergoes simple harmonic motion when its
displacement from equilibrium as a function of time is given by the equation . Plugging in the data from the
experiment with the big spring at both m = 0.
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Results were consistent with the theory in that the percent error derived from the comparison
of the calculated experimental Y (1.62 x 1011) and the expected Y (20 x 1010) was only 18.8%. Since
its assumed that the expected Y was calculated wit
Discussion
For Part A, the theory was that if the calculated , the change in internal energy of the system
occurring during the collision, was equal to 0, as expected in an elastic collision, then the kinetic energy of
the system was conserved. For all th
Discussion
The theory behind this experiment was the Law of Conservation of Momentum, stating that
the momentum of the projectile before collision should equal the momentum of the projectile and
pendulum combined immediately after the collision which was
Discussion
The results were indeed consistent with the theory in that the Fspring/mass for both radii that
were derived using the F weights/mass calculated with the weights used to counterbalance the force
the spring was exerting on the hanging mass were
Discussion
When creating a replicable constant velocity for the ball, its important to keep these
variables constant: the length of the ramp, the length of the lab bench on which the ball runs, the
height of the lab bench, the release position of the ball