James Montgomery Physics 326 Section 04 October 13, 2011
Lab 3: Distribution Functions
Introduction: When measuring certain phenomena, repeated measurements may not give the same values. The decay of a radioactive Cs sample is a perfect example because wh
EFFECTS OF PH AND TEMPERATURE ON ENZYME ACTION AND PRODUCT GENERATION
ABSTRACT The action and production of the enzyme, alkaline phosphate, on the substrate, para-nitrophenyl phosphate or pNPP, was assayed on the pH levels ranging from 4.0 to 12.0, and at
Physics 326
Lab 3b
9/26/12
Lab 3b: Distribution of the Mean
Purpose
To understand averages of data measurements, i.e. what are their distribution functions and
their relationship to error analysis.
Homework
Read Taylor, "An Introduction to Error Analysis"
Physics 326
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Lab 2: Measuring the Wavelength of Light with a Steel Ruler
PURPOSE
The purpose of this lab is to measure the wavelength of light from a He-Ne Laser
using a steel ruler and a meter stick.
EXERCISE:
Taylor Problems 3.25, 3.30, 3.31.
Pro
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Lab 2: Wavelength of Light
Introduction:
Light is one of the most intriguing topics in physics. As light can exist as both a particle
and a wave, you can imagine how much work has gone into understanding all phe
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Physics 326
Sec. 04
October 20th, 2016
Lab 4: Least Square Fitting
Introduction:
The most popular approach of linear regression is least square fitting, which is useful for
giving us some idea of how a pattern may decay over time. In this lab
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Lab 6: Forced Harmonic Motion
Introduction:
Much like in simple harmonic motion, we want know how everyday variable can affect
the motion of springs, this time when their motion is somewhat fixed/constan
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Physics 326 Sec. 04
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Lab 5: Damped Harmonic Motion
Introduction:
Studying a mass undergoing simple harmonic motion provides us with an idea of how
objects can get affected by all the variables around us and how those variables
Jorge Torres
Physics 326
October 13th, 2016
Lab 3: Distribution of Functions
Introduction:
When collecting measurements of some random quantity, such as from a radioactive
source, there is a good chance that we will not get the same value each time we col
Physics 326
Lab 4
8/30/12
Lab 4: Least square fitting
Purpose
To learn the techniques involved in least square fitting a straight line to experimental data
and determining the errors in the fitting parameters.
To determine the lifetime of the metastable e
Physics 326
Lab 5
10/10/12
Damped Simple Harmonic Motion
Purpose
To understand the relationships between force, acceleration, velocity, position, and
period of a mass undergoing simple harmonic motion and to determine the effect of
damping on these relati
Physics 326
Lab 6
10/23/12
Forced Harmonic Motion
Purpose
To study the resonant response of a system of a weight suspended from a spring where
the system is driven up and down harmonically while subject to damping forces, and to
determine both the relatio
James Montgomery Physics 326 1 December 2011 Fourier Analysis and Synthesis Introduction: Any piecewise, continuous periodic function with frequency , can be expressed as the sum of an infinite series of sines and cosines. This is known as the Fourier ser
James Montgomery Physics 326 Section 04 September 15, 2011
LAB 1: Propagation of Error
Introduction: Different materials have different stiffness, called a modus of rigidity. This lab aims to test the modus of rigidity for a steel wire by measuring the di
James Montgomery Physics 326 Section 04 September 29, 2011
Lab 2: Wavelength of Light
Introduction: Light is a wave. As such, when two coherent sources interact, they interfere with each other by accentuating the intensity or canceling each other out enti
James Montgomery Physics 326 Section 04 October 20, 2011
Lab 5: Least Square Fit
Introduction: Radioactive substances can decay at rates ranging from a half-life of thirty years, like Cs 137, to a half-life of 2.55 minutes, like Ba 137*. This lab aims to
James Montgomery Physics 326 Section 04 October 27, 2011
LAB 6: Damped Simple Harmonic Motion
Introduction: Harmonic motion is a repeated motion that resets itself in a cycle. This cycle is able to maintain itself for a while due to its self-sustaining na
James Montgomery Physics 326 Section 04 December 16, 2011
Lab 8: The Onset of Chaos
Introduction: The purpose of this lab is to recognize the chaos produced by the Logistic Equation and its systematic doubling by studying the graphs and data produced by t
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Physics 327 Section 03
February 2, 2009
LAB 1: DC VOLTAGE DIVIDER
Introduction:
In DC circuits, we are usually concerned with resistors and voltage sources. Ohm's law
applies to electrical circuits; it states that the current through a conduc
Physics 326
Lab 8
12/4/12
THE ONSET OF CHAOS
PURPOSE
To study the onset of chaos in a nonlinear RLC circuit and to explore the approach to chaos
demonstrated by the Logistic Equation.
REFERENCES
"Period Doubling and Chaotic Behavior in a Driven Anharmonic
Physics 326
Lab 7
10/23/12
Fourier analysis and Synthesis
Background
The French mathematician J. B. Fourier showed in 1807 that any piecewise continuous
periodic function with a frequency can be expressed as the sum of an infinite series of sines
and cosi
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Physics 326
Sept 15, 2016
Lab 1: Propagation of Error
Introduction:
Propagation of error in lab experiments is what accounts for the small errors that may occur as
we collect our measurements throughout any given experiment. As you can never