Current Balance
Project 3
PHYS 212L 008
Logan Finley, Sean Doherty,
Thomas Awtrey, and Jacob McDonald
October 09, 2014
Abstract
The purpose of this experiment is to construct a multitude of simple circuits and
understand the relationship between these cir

The Photoelectric Effect
Mahir Patel and Connor Younglund
Fall 2016 Section 7
22 November 2016
Abstract: The photoelectric effect is the emission of electrons from a metal when
illuminated by a source of electromagnetic radiation. This was one of the firs

The Balmer Series
Mahir Patel and Avery Freeman
Fall 2016 Section 7
26 October 2016
Abstract: The purpose of this experiment is to measure the wavelength of the visible
Balmer lines of a hydrogen discharge tube, a mercury discharge tube, and an
incandesce

Series & Parallel Resistors
Mahir Patel, Avery Freeman, and Connor Younglund
Fall 2016 Section 7
28 September 2016
Abstract: In the set of experiments, the theoretical expressions used to calculate the
total resistance in a combination of resistors will b

Ohms Law
Mahir Patel, Connor Boyce, and Connor Younglund
Fall 2016 Section 7
7 September 2016
Abstract: Electrical circuits can be described with mathematical expressions. In fact, it
is possible to calculate the currents and voltages in a circuit by solv

Equipotentials
Mahir Patel, Connor Boyce, and Connor Younglund
Fall 2016 Section 7
14 September 2016
Abstract: The purpose of this lab is to determine the spread of the equipotential lines
between two point charges, two parallel plates, and a point charge

Diffraction
Mahir Patel, Avery Freeman, and Connor Younglund
Fall 2016 Section 7
19 October 2016
Abstract: The purpose of this experiment is to examine the diffraction and interference
patterns formed by laser light passing through a single slit, diffract

DVD/CD Diffraction
Ryan MacMillan
Andrew Mohs
Adam Olchowski
Jason Todd
Physics 212 Lab Section 002
MTWTh 4PM to 6PM
Due Date: August 1st, 2012
Abstract:
We studied the differences between different optical storage devices. To do this,
we compared the dif

Evan Valardi
Jonathon Justice
Diffraction of Optical Storage Media
PHYS 212L
4/4/2012
Abstract: We studied the differences in different optical storage devices, namely CDs
and DVDs. To do this, we compared the different diffraction patterns produced by th

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1.75 m
6.33E-04 m
CD
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Yn (m)
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1
2
DVD
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Degrees
SIN
d (m)
Accepted
0
0
0
0
0
%Difference
0.840 0.44752 25.64101 0.432731 1.48E-06 1.61E-06
7.99%
1.66 0.759011 43.48815 0.688204 6.41E-07
Yn (m)
Degrees SIN
d (m)
Accepted
0
0
0
0
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%Difference
1
1.755

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Speed of Sound
Physics211L Sec008
Graeme Dawe and Daniel Cervantes
/2013
Tuning forks are instruments that when struck against a surface, generate a noise. This noise can then
be carried through a column of water and heard on

Newtons 2nd Law
Spring 2016 Section 8
19 February 2016
Abstract: The purpose of this lab was to figure out if there was any relation between the
acceleration of an object and its mass. A cart and track, 10g weights, two photo-gates, a pulley,
string, and

Freefall
Spring 2016 Section 8
5 February 2016
Abstract: The purpose of this lab is to find the gravitational acceleration of the objects falling
freely and to prove that it is the same with any type of object. Doing this lab will show that an
object unde

Archimedes Principal
Introduction: The purpose of this lab was to use Archimedes principle to
determine the density of a material. Archimedes discovered that the weight
of a body in the air minus its weight in liquid is equivalent to the weight of
the liq

Current Balance
Mahir Patel, Avery Freeman, and Connor Younglund
Fall 2016 Section 7
12 October 2016
Abstract: The goal of this lab was to investigate small forces between two parallel
current carrying conductors. The conductors were set at equilibrium an