Written Assignment one
1. The steps for the scientific method are listed in Chapter 1. List and explain each of the
steps in the scientific method in the context of the following situation. You do not have to
resolve the question; just explain the steps f
Lesson 1
Homework Solutions
1.
In doing a calculation, you end up with a unit of m in the numerator
and m/s2 in the denominator. What are your final units?
m
= s2
m
s2
2.
(a) Convert 120 km/h to m/s
(b) Convert 25 m/s to km/h
km
1000m
(a ) 120
= 120
= 33
Lab 4
Vectors and Vector addition
In this lab we will investigate vectors using a force board. The force board is
marked in degrees from 0o to 360o. Let the 180 0 line represent the x axis
and the 90 270 line represent the y axis. You must be familiar wit
Lab 2
Investigating Distance and Speed; Displacement and Velocity
Introduction:
This investigation is designed to help you learn about distance and speed,
and distinguish it from displacement and velocity.
Distance is the length of the path traveled by an
Lab 1
Boyles law
1.
Objective:
To measure the number of moles (n) of air enclosed in a tube using Boyles law.
2.
Apparatus:
A graduated cylinder fitted to a wooden
base at the closed end and a piston at the
other end. The piston is fitted with a
platform
Lab 5
To measure the Thermal Conductivity of a material
1.
Objective:
The purpose of this lab is yo measure the coefficient of thermal conductivity of the
following substances. Masonite, wood, lexan, sheet rock and glass.
2.
Equipment:
Thermal conductivit
1. The steps for the scientific method are listed in Chapter 1. List and explain each of
the steps in the scientific method in the context of the following situation. You do
not have to resolve the question; just explain the steps for resolving the questi
1.
1.
What are the units of mass and the units of weight for the metric system?
The unit for mass in the metric system is kilogram, and the unit for weight in the metric
system is newton.
2.
What are the units of mass and the units of weight for the Engli
1. It is well known that objects expand when heated. An iron plate will get slightly larger
when put in a hot oven. Suppose an iron plate has a hole cut in the center. Will the hole
get larger or smaller when the plate is heated and expansion occurs?
Step
1.
Explain the difference between linear speed and rotational speed. Include formula difference and
how rotational speed is changed to linear speed:
The difference between linear speed and rotational speed can be seen in their
respective definitions. Line
1. Define the term impulse.
The amount of force applied to an object over a certain period of time.
2.Using the principle of momentum conservation, explain what happens when a moving billiard ball
collides with a stationary ball (cue ball hitting the eigh
Andrea Roman
03/01/2016
Projectile Motion: The Ballistic Pendulum
Objective:
To study the conservation of energy and momentum using projectile motion.
Theory:
In this experiment we will obtain experimental measurements using a
ballistic pendulum that is u
Andrea Roman
02/02/2016
Measurement Instruments (Mass, Volume, and Density)
Objective:
Learn to accurately measure mass and length of small objects using a digital
electronic balance and a vernier caliper by being able to read its fractional part of
the s
Lab Exercise 4: Pendulum and Calculation of g
Jessica Collier
August 2, 2015
In this exercise, I used different weighted bobs, and different lengths of a pendulum to observe what
would happen if one variable was changed. From repeating the trials, I was a
Lab Exercise 5: Centripetal Acceleration
Jessica Collier
August 8, 2015
In this exercise, I used varied weighted hanging masses, radii, and rotating masses to observe what would
happen to centripetal acceleration when one variable what changed. From multi
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Jessica Collier
Lab Exercise 3: Friction
Jessica Collier
July 25, 2015
During this experiment, I used a wooden block on different surfaces to examine the
concept of friction. Using a spring scale I observed the difference between static and
kinetic
Lab Experiment 2: Acceleration
Jessica Collier
July 18, 2015
For this experiment I used an inclined plane and a weighted marble to calculate the velocity and
acceleration at determined distances. This helped me calculate the average and standard deviation
Lab Exercise 1: Experimental Errors and Uncertainty
Jessica Collier
July 12, 2015
1. Introduction
The purpose of this exercise is to research the
different types of errors and how we can minimize
them in our measurements.
Finding the standard deviation of
Lab Exercise 6: Calculating the Speed of Sound
Jessica Collier
August 10, 2015
In this exercise, I used a 25 cm PVC pipe (resonance tube), tap water at room temperature, and a tuning
fork to calculate an estimated speed of sound. By moving the tube up or
Carlos Colon
Physics I w/ Lab
October 2015
1. The law is considered universal because her theorized that all mass, matter, and everything
else in the universe act in relation to one another. Every mass exerts a force on others
regardless of distance.
2. T
Introduction:
The purpose of this lab is to experiment with static and dynamic friction, and how the relationships of
different materials affect the force required to move an object and keep it in motion.
Description:
1. 548 g. wooden block + bottle of wa
1.
a. Mass would be measured in Kilograms while weight would be measured in Newtons.
b. Mass would be measured in Slugs while weight would be measured in Pound Force.
2. In reference to a book, Mass would be the amount of matter that the book contains whi
1. Impulse is a quantity of force multiplied by a time interval. Impulse is what causes an objects
change in momentum.
2. When a moving billiard ball comes into contact with a stationary ball, the principle of
momentum tells us that momentum will be conse
1.
2.
3.
4.
a. The Question / Problem- Does a hole cut into the center of an iron plate get larger or
smaller when the plate is subject to heat induced expansion?
b. Hypothesis- If I heat the Iron plate the hole will get larger as the plate expands.
c. Co
Lab 1
Boyles law
1.
Objective:
To measure the number of moles (n) of air enclosed in a tube using Boyles law.
2.
Apparatus:
A graduated cylinder fitted to a wooden
base at the closed end and a piston at the
other end. The piston is fitted with a
platform