Rotating Sky Lab Report
The lab section concentrated on applying the horizon system coordinates, predicting three
declination ranges at certain latitude, and visualizing star trails. The application used during the
lab was Rotating Sky Explorer. The main
MOTION OF THE SUN
The lab of this week mainly aimed at understanding the daily and seasonal motion of the
Sun. The first section focused on differentiating the sidereal day and the solar/synodic day (the
normal day measured by 24 hours). Th
Homework on Chapter 9 and Chapter 10
1. Your friends are riding in a van with a large glass window so that you can see inside. The van is
traveling at a constant velocity and you are standing on the sidewalk. When the van passes yo
Physics 130 Lab Activity - Standing Waves on a String
Equipment: mechanical wave driver, sine wave generator, 2 table clamps, a 2m stick, 1 right-angle clamp,
pully/clamp, hooked mass set, and a set of red and black banana cables
Overview: A wave travel
Introductory Astronomy - Spring 2006 - Quiz # 4
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
_D_ 1. Which of the following statements about the nucleus of a typical atom (such as the carbon i
The Expanding Universe Lab
Introduction: The origin of the universe remains one of the greatest questions in
science. The "big bang" theory places the origin between 10 and 20 billion years
ago, when the universe began in a hot dense state; according to t
Ch 20 and 21
Sound and More Sound
Pitch frequency of sound
Range of human hearing
1.20 Hz to 20 kHz or 20,000 Hz
1 Hz = 1 cycle (not a unit)/ sec
ultrasonic are frequencies that are too high for us to hear that we can't hear
infrasonic are frequencies tha
PHYSICS 130 LAB: Intro to Motion II - Changing Motion
Overview: In this lab you will use a computer with a rotary motion probe connected to a cart on a track (aka
the apparatus) so as to learn more about constantly accelerated motion in
Draw free body diagrams for each lettered object:
3. Neither A or B is moving.
4. A is moving to the right. B is falling and speeding up.
1. A pop gun launches a ball along a frictionless barrel.
Homework on Ch 5
F gravity =
where G = 6.672 x 1011 N
1. True(a) or False(b) All things being equal, gravity is the strongest force in nature.
2. Suppose you are on a planet that is identical to Earth in every way
Homework on Ch 7
1. True(a) or False (b) We have a strict definition for energy.
2. An object moves in a circular path at constant speed . The work done by the centripetal force is zero
a) the displacement for each revolut
Homework on Ch 6
J = P=F avg t
1. Rank the following from greatest momentum to least:
object X: mass 5 kg traveling at 25 m/s
object Y: mass 100 kg traveling at 2.5 m/s
object Z: mass .1 kg traveling at 1000 m/s
a) X Y Z
Homework on Chapter 2
1. On a position vs time graph the slope of the graph tells us?
a) position and speed
c) speed only
d) direction and position
2. The difference between speed and velocity is:
a) speed shows directi
Homework on Chapter 4
An object is traveling at a constant speed and has the following velocity vectors at different times
during it's motion:
1. Which statement is true regarding this objects motion?
Newton's 3 laws HW
Below are several force diagrams for a person standing in an elevator. Match the correct diagram with
the appropriate motion (1 - 4).
1. This is the diagram for a person in an elevator that is not moving.
I. Introduction To Force Diagrams
In front of you or distributed around the room you have a heavy and a light object. For each object
follow the instructions underneath:
A. Pick up (this gives you a sense of it's weight)
Newtons laws of motions are three physical laws that law out the basic foundations of
mechanics. They explain the correlation between an object and the force that acts upon it.
Velocity is the rate of change of a position of an object. It is