Oscillatory Motion
Abstract
In the study of Oscillatory motion, or periodic motion, experiments were performed by means of a falling body, a simple pendulum, an inertial balance, and by pendulum motion of walking. In the acceleration of a falling b
Ashley O'Connor One Dimensional Motion Abstract: This experiment utilized the fundamental theory of one dimensional motion, which is prevalent in Newton's classical mechanics. The definition of motion was manipulated using various techniques and tools in
Oscillatory Motion
This experiment has four parts:
1. Determine g using a photogate and picket fence 2. Determine g using a simple pendulum (2 different bobs) 3. Determine spring constant k for an inertial balance 4. Study the pendulum motion of your
Sound and Human Hearing
This experiment has five parts:
1. Determine the velocity of sound in air with an open-closed tube 2. Determine the velocity of sound in air with an open-open tube 3. Study the relationship between frequency and musical scales
Radiation and Radioactivity
This experiment has four parts: 1. Counting Statistics 2. Gamma () Ray Absorption Half-length and shielding 3. 137Ba Decay Half-life 4. Dosimetry In the Optical Spectroscopy lab we learned that an atom consists of light
Experimental Tests of the Speed of Sound and Human Hearing Abstract This series of experiments dealt with observing the speed of sound in air and frequencies and harmonics present in musical instruments and the human voice. In the first experiment, t
Oscillatory Motion
Abstract Oscillatory motion was studied by measuring the gravitational acceleration of a falling body, determining the gravitational acceleration of a simple pendulum by observing the period of the pendulum at various lengths, det
The e/m Ratio of the Electron
Abstract
In the study of the Charge/Mass Ratio of the Electron, experiments were performed to obtain two main goals. The first goal was to examine the formation of magnetic fields produced by a bar magnet, a solenoid,
The Charge to Mass Ratio (e/m) Ratio of the Electron
This experiment has two parts: 1. Map the magnetic field due to
Bar magnet Solenoid Set of Helmholtz coils
A magnet produces a magnetic field which can be represented by magnetic field lines. 1. M
Ballistic Motion
h1 = Height of the center of mass above the launch point h2 = Height of the launch point above the table Start Point
The basic procedure:
1. Repeatedly measure the impact distance for a fixed height h2. 2. Calculate the mean and sta
One Dimensional Motion
This experiment has three parts:
1. Determine g using an inclined plane 2. Determine g from the horizontal force due to a falling weight 3. Determine walking speed and acceleration using distance and velocity versus time graphs
Direct Current (DC) Circuits
This experiment has four parts:
Using a Galvanometer
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1. Construct an Ammeter to measure electrical current. 2. Construct an Ohmmeter to measure electrical resistance. 3. Construct a Voltmeter to measure voltage. 4. Me
Optical Spectroscopy and Atomic Structure
This experiment has four parts: 1. Spectroscope Setup - Your lab TA will demonstrate this. 2. The Continuous Spectrum 3. The Mercury (Hg) Spectrum 4. The Hydrogen (H) Spectrum and Atomic Structure
An atom con
Fluid Mechanics
A fluid is either a liquid or a gas. Air and Water are both fluids.
Archimedes Principle:
Picture a cube with sides s submerged in a fluid. Pressure at the top of the cube: h
This experiment has four parts:
1. Archimedes Principle
Optics 1
This experiment has two parts: 1. Ray Tracing 2. Study of a Converging Lens
A wave front is a surface of constant phase. The simplest example is a ripple spreading out on a pond.
A ray is an arrow that is perpendicular to the wave front an
Optics 2
The Human Eye Model
In your eye, the image distance is the distance between your lens and your retina. The object distance is the distance between your lens and whatever you are looking at.
This experiment has five parts: 1. The Human Eye
PHYS 0212 Introduction to Laboratory Physics, Fall 2008
Syllabus for Physics 0212 Introduction to Laboratory Physics Fall 2008
Course and Instructor Information
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The e/m Ratio of the Electron
Abstract
In the study of the Charge/Mass Ratio of the Electron, experiments were performed to obtain two main goals. The first goal was to examine the formation of magnetic fields produced by a bar magnet, a solenoid,