Lab 8: Rotational Motion
1
Introduction
The purpose of this lab is to understand rotational motionits causes and its mathematical description. The kinematic and dynamic equations that describe rigid rotating bodies come at half
price, since they essential
Lab 5: Newtons Second Law
1
Introduction
The purpose of this lab is to study the acceleration of a mass as a function of the force applied
to it. When a constant force F acts on an object of mass m, the object will undergo uniformly
accelerated motion wit
Lab 4: Gravity and 2-D Ballistic Motion
1
Introduction
This lab focuses on ballistic motion, or the path of a body moving only under the inuence
of gravity. In particular, we will measure the value of gravitational acceleration and analyze
the trajectorie
Lab 2: Vectors
1
Introduction
A vector is a quantity that has both a magnitude and a direction. This is in contrast to a scalar
quantity, which is just a single number. In this lab we will learn to accurately describe and
manipulate vectors, including res
Lab 3: Basic Motion and Graphing
1
Introduction
The purpose of this lab is to learn about how equations of motion describe measurable physical
quantities and to learn how to test a theory by performing experiments. We will develop graphing
skills and use
Lab 9: Oscillations
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Introduction
Oscillations, or periodic motions, are motions that repeat themselves. What many types of oscillations have in common is a restoring force that continually pushes the system back to an equilibrium
point. Under ideal cond
Definitions
Final Exam Lecture
Fluids, Waves & Heat
Fluids a collection of molecules that are
randomly arranged and held together by
weak cohesive forces and forces exerted by
the walls of a container
m
Density mass per volume =
V
F
P=
A
Pressure force
Dynamics relationship of motion to forces
that cause it
Exam 2 Lectures
Forces & Torques
Classical mechanics the relationship
between motion of a body and the forces
acting on the body
Valid for objects > atoms
Valid for speeds < speed of light c
Quan
Definitions
Exam 3 Lecture
Conservation Laws
Energy & Momentum
Types of Energy
Mechanical energy includes PE and KE
Chemical energy important in biology
Electromagnetic energy important in
industry
Thermal energy heat
Nuclear energy energy of atoms
E
Lab 7: Conservation Laws
1
Introduction
In this lab, we will study momentum and energy conservation through collisions of air track gliders.
Collisions are complicated processes in general, but conservation laws allow us to understand some
of their proper
Friction Lab
Introduction:
In this lab we are going to explore the properties of friction. Friction is a resistive force, which
opposes motion. There are essentially two types of friction: Static friction for nonmoving objects and
kinetic friction for mov
Lab 1: Measurements and Experimental Techniques
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Introduction
It is very important that you read the syllabus and the le on writing lab reports before you start
this lab. They contain important information that we will be looking for in the grading of th