Ideal Gases Laboratory
Part 1: Forces Exerted by a Gas
In this laboratory you will make qualitative observations of a gas in a sealed system and explain your
observations in terms of the individual molecules making up the gas using the Kinetic
1. Consider a block released from rest on a frictionless incline, from a vertical height , h , above the bottom
of the incline.
(a) Using energy considerations, find the velocity of the block at the bottom of the incline.
Statics and Rotation Pre-Laboratory
In the next laboratory, you will be analyzing the motion of the human arm. In order to do this , you will
need to estimate some of the physical dimensions of your arm. The calculations you will be doing wil
Energy of H Ulllan Locolllotion Laboratory
Part 1: Analyzing a Pendululll
In this laboratory, you will investigate human locomotion (walking and running) in an attempt to
understand how energy is used by the human body in motion. You will ana
Waves and Sound Pre-Laboratory
Both a longitudinal and transverse wave on a slinky can be described by the equation
s(x , t) =
cos(kx - wt)
Fill in the table below comparing the physical meaning of each term for both longitudinal and transve
Work and Energy Laboratory
Part 1: Recording and Capturing the Ball Toss
In this laboratory, we will be analyzing a simple motion (a vertical ball toss) in order to understand the
relationship between forces , work and energy.
1. Setting up
Projectile Motion Pre-Laboratory
In the Projectile Motion laboratory we will be investigating the motion of a ball toss. You'll be videotaping
two people tossing a ball back and forth, and then analyzing the motion of the ball using VideoPoint
Applying conservation of mechanical energy at the spring's neutral position gets
M v 2 + I 2 = kA2 ,
v = R,
I = M R2 .
So the velocity of the center of the mass is
The angular velocity does not change after pass