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The purpose of this lab experiment is to study the behavior of springs in
static and dynamic situations. We will determine the spring constant, , for an
individual spring using
Spectroscopy:
Using the Diffraction Grating to Measure the Spectrum of Mercury Vapor
Introduction and theory: Light, which is a form of electromagnetic radiation, is made up of many wavelengths or fre
Physics of a Light Bulb
Introduction and Theory: Ohm's law states that the voltage V across a piece of material (such as a wire) is proportional to the current I through the material: V = IR (1)
where
The Pendulum
Introduction and Theory A pendulum consists of a point mass and a string. The point mass is suspended at one end of the string and the other end of the string is held fixed. The motion of
Lab: Newton's Second Law of Motion
Introduction and Theory: The Newton's Second Law of motion can be summarized by the following equation: F = ma (1)
where F represents a net external force acting on
The main focus of chapter four is forces and motion in two dimensions. This includes movement along a line, free fall, and projectile motion. The chapter also explains air resistance and thee effects
Lab 1:
Measurements of a Table
Objectives:
to learn the concepts of the mean value, the standard deviation of the mean,
significant figures by using measurements of the table;
to practice the propag
1. The width and length of a room are 3.2 yd and 4.0 yd respectively. The height of
the room is 8.0 ft.
a. What is the volume of the room in cubic meters?
b. What is the area of the ceiling in the roo
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Prelab: Measurements of a Table
Name: _
1. John measured the thickness of a book using a measuring stick. He obtained the following values (in inches): 2.38; 2.36; 2.58; 2.35; 2.37; 2.40; 2.38; 2.34;
Free Fall
Students are to demonstrate that the acceleration of an object in free fall is
constant, and to determine the numerical value of that acceleration.
By: Clinton Skvarek
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Lab 7:
Introduction and Theory:
Rotational Motion
In this experiment we will study the effect of a constant torque on a symmetrical body. We will determine the angular acceleration of a disk. From thi
Capacitors and Electrostatics
Introduction and Theory:
Capacitors are found everywhere in modern life. They are what makes computer memory work. They
occur as filters and coupling elements in every ra
Electrostatic and Coulombs Law
Introduction
I. Charge. Electrostatic
Atoms are neutral - they have equal amounts of positive (protons) and negative (electrons) charge.
Therefore objects consisting of
Prelab: Free Fall Measurement of "g" Name: _ 1. Given that Harry has two types of materials of the same mass, one is a piece of paper, the other a copper ball; explain why the copper ball hits the gro
Name/Section: _ PHY 113 PreLab: Conservation of momentum 1. (4 points) What is the definition of linear momentum? Is linear momentum a scalar or a vector quantity? Name one quantity which is a scalar
Chapter 15: Electric Forces and
Fields
15.1 Properties of Electric Charges
15.2 Insulators and Conductors
15.3 Coulombs Law
15.4 The Electric Field
15.5 Electric Field Lines
15.6 Conductors in Electro
Spherical Waves
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Chapter 15: Electric Forces and
Fields
15.1 Properties of Electric Charges
15.2 Insulators and Conductors
15.3 Coulombs Law
15.4 The Electric Field
15.5 Electric Field Lines
15.6 Conductors in Electro
Lab:
Springs and Hooke's Law
Introduction and theory: If you hang a mass M on a spring, the spring will stretch by a distance x from its equilibrium position (fig. 1). The force that the spring exerts
Chapter 22: Reflection and Refraction of Light
22.1 The Nature of Light 22.2 Reflection and Refraction 22.3 The Law of Refraction 22.4 Dispersion and Prisms 22.5 The Rainbow 22.6 Huygens' Principle 22
An oscilla*ng Spring Mass System
When x is posi*ve (to the
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When x = 0 (at equilibrium),
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Mathema)cal Descrip)on of a Wave
To describe a wave, we must know the posi)on of the par)cles in the medium. This
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Electric Field Plotting
Introduction and Theory:
By definition, the electric field E is the force on a test charge divided by the amount of that charge.
Because these forces are very small, we use the