Applications of Newton's Laws
Purpose: To apply forces to objects and to analyze their motion using Newton's laws;
To directly measure the forces that are applied.
Apparatus: Pasco track, Pasco cart, LabPro interface and cables, friction block, force
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Data Acquisition And Analysis
Objective: To gain familiarity with some of the measurement tools you will use in lab this semester.
To learn how to measure distance with a motion sensor and force with a force sensor. To acquire
experimental data, present i
Newton's Laws I
Objective: To investigate, qualitatively and quantitatively, the motion of an object when acted upon by
external forces.
Apparatus: Motion sensor, force sensor (2), Pasco track, Pasco cart, hanging masses w/built-in hooks
(2), short looped
Rotational Dynamics
Objective: To investigate the behavior of a rotating system subjected to internal torques and external torques. To apply knowledge gained from the linear momentum lab to its rotational analog. Apparatus: Angular motion sensor, circular
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Conservation of Linear Momentum
Purpose: To understand conservation of linearl momentum; to investigate whether or
not momentum and energy are conserved in elastic and inelastic collisions. To examine
the concept of impulse in a real-life situation.
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Measuring Motion
walk back and forth
in front of
Motion Detector
Objective: To understand the relationship between Distance, Velocity and Acceleration .
To gain familiarity with collecting position data using a computer, motion sensor and lab
interface. T
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Fluids
Objective: To investigate some properties of fluids, such as density, pressure and depth, Archimedes'
Principle and buoyancy, and Bernoulli's Principle
Apparatus: a) 4 desks, each with 2 drinking straws, 1 long graduated cylinder, straws, long th
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Work & Energy, Circular Motion
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Backdrop/Direction by HL
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Purpose: To apply the Work-Energy Theorem to a real-life problem. To investigate the
forces and accelerations associate with circular motion.
Apparatus: Loop De
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Thermodynamics
Objective: To investigate the zeroth and first laws of thermodynamics. To calculate
properties such as specific heat. To investigate the ideal gas law. To become familiar
with basic P-V diagrams.
Apparatus: Gas bulb, hot plate, hot water
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Rotational Dynamics
Objective: To investigate the behavior of a rotating system subjected to internal torques
and external torques. To apply knowledge gained from the linear momentum lab to its
rotational analog. To see how total energy is a function of
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Apps
Measuring Motion
walk back and forth
in front of
Motion Detector
Objective: To understand the relationship between Position, Velocity and Acceleration .
To gain familiarity with collecting position data using a computer, motion sensor and lab
interface. T
Projectile Motion: Video Analysis
Objective: To investigate the motion of an object in two dimensions; to gain familiarity
with video analysis techniques
Apparatus: QuickCam webcam, lab PC & software, golf balls, toy cars, coffee filters
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Speed Of Light: Using A Nanosecond Stopwatch
Objective: To learn how to use a high-resolution (200 Mhz) digital oscilloscope. To determine the speed
of light by directly measuring the time interval required for light to traverse a fixed distance on the la
Electromagnetic Induction: Faraday's Law
OBJECTIVE: To understand how changing magnetic fields can produce electric
currents. To examine Lenz's Law and the derivative form of Faraday's Law.
EQUIPMENT: Circular Coils apparatus, PC sound card, FFTScope, mag
Thermodynamics
Objective: To investigate the zeroth and first laws of thermodynamics. To calculate
properties such as specific heat. To investigate the ideal gas law. To become familiar
with basic P-V diagrams.
Apparatus: Gas bulb, hot plate, hot water (f
Fluids
Objective: To investigate some properties of fluids, such as density, pressure and depth, Archimedes'
Principle and buoyancy, and Bernoulli's Principle
Apparatus: a) 4 desks, each with 2 drinking straws, 1 long graduated cylinder, straws, long thin
MAGNETIC FORCE
Force on a magnet due to a current carrying wire
In this lab you will investigate the interaction between a permanent magnet and a current
carrying wire. You have a horseshoe magnet whose poles are known (Red: North,
White:South), a scale,
Ampere's Law
Purpose: To investigate Ampere's Law by measuring how magnetic field varies over a
closed path; to examine how magnetic field depends upon current.
Apparatus: Solenoid and path integral board, DC power supply, cables, Hall Effect
magnetic sen
Conservation of Linear Momentum
Purpose: To understand conservation of linear momentum; to investigate whether or not momentum and energy are conserved in elastic and inelastic collisions. Apparatus: Pasco track, Pasco cart (two), LabPro interface and cab
Work & Energy, Circular Motion
Photo by GA
Backdrop/Direction by HL
Photoshop Wizardry by AL-OTL
Purpose: To apply the Work-Energy Theorem to a real-life problem. To investigate the forces and
accelerations associated with circular motion.
Apparatus: Loop
DC Circuits
Objective: To learn how to build and run an electrical circuit. To measure current and voltage
anywhere in the circuit. To determine the relationships between current, voltage and resistance. To
learn and apply Kirchoff's Rules
Apparatus: Snap
Capacitance
Objective: To observe and analyze the behavior of a capacitor charging and discharging
through a resistor; to determine the effective capacitance when capacitors are connected
in series or parallel.
Apparatus: RC (Resistor-Capacitor) circuit b
ELECTRIC POTENTIALS & FIELD MAPS
What follows is a brief review of electric fields, electric potential, and electrically
charged conductors for electrostatic situations. You should refer to your lectures notes
and textbook for a more complete treatment.
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Newton's Laws I
Objective: To investigate, qualitatively and quantitatively, the motion of an object when acted upon
by external forces.
Apparatus: Motion sensor, force sensor (2), Pasco track, Pasco cart, masking tape, spring scale, meter
stick
Introduct
Waves
Objective: To visually observe and measure both traveling and standing waves. To change the
parameters of a standing waves. To be able to understand the manifestations of the boundary
conditions imposed on a standing wave.
Apparatus: Wave oscillator