Energy
October 2, 2012
Instructor: Stephen Drum
INTRODUCTION
This experiments goal was to verify the theory that energy is always conserved. In this
investigation, we calculated the percentage of energy was lost in the experiment to see the energy is
cons
Force Vectors
September 11, 2012
Instructor: Stephen Drum
INTRODUCTION
The main goal of this experiment was to verify that an object in its equilibrium has F NET
equal to zero. In this investigation, we varied the magnitude and direction of two to three f
Speed of Sound
December 4th, 2012
Instructor: Stephen Drum
INTRODUCTION
In this investigation, we were to observe the speed of sound in the air. Using the
resonance tube, we measured the wavelength by moving the piston away from the speaker, at the
given
The Oscillator
November 20, 2012
Instructor: Stephen Drum
INTRODUCTION
In this investigation, we were to verify the theory of Hookes Law that the restoring force of an
ideal spring is Fx=-kx. Moreover, we also take a look at the spring oscillations. The e
String Resonance
November 27, 2012
Instructor: Stephen Drum
INTRODUCTION
In this investigation, we were to observe the natural frequencies of a string that was fixed
at both ends (one was hung on the rod, one was attached to the mechanical vibrator with t
Free-fall
September 18, 2012
Instructor: Stephen Drum
INTRODUCTION
The main goal of this experiment was to verify that an object is in free-fall if the only
force on it is gravity. In other words, the objects acceleration value should be very close with t
Specific Heat
November 6, 2012
Instructor: Stephen Drum
INTRODUCTION
In this investigation, we were to verify the theory that heat energy Q is related to temperature by
equation Q= mcT. We observed the transferring temperatures or the changing temperature
Buoyancy
October 30, 2012
Instructor: Stephen Drum
INTRODUCTION
In this investigation, we were to verify the Archimedess Principle. We observed the
experiment in three parts. In part 1, we predicted the buoyant forces on three different objects in
differe
Statistics
October 24, 2012
Instructor: Stephen Drum
INTRODUCTION
In this investigation, we used pennies to observe the random chance of heads of each tossing
time. The experiment included 2 experiments, the 8 pennies and the 32 pennies. We did total 60 t
Conservation of Momentum
October 9, 2012
Instructor: Stephen Drum
INTRODUCTION
In this investigation, we were to verify the Principle of Conservation of Linear Momentum. We
observed the experiment in both elastic collision and inelastic collision. An elas
Galileo and the Pendulum
August 28, 2012
Instructor: Stephen Drum
INTRODUCTION
The main goal of this investigation was to verify the theory of Galileo about the period of
a pendulum. Galileo had done this experiment and obtain an accurate value for the gr
Newtons 3rd Law
September 25, 2012
Instructor: Stephen Drum
INTRODUCTION
According to Wikipedia The three laws of motion were first compiled by Sir Isaac Newton in
his work Philosophi Naturalis Principia Mathematica, first published in 1687 [1]. The Newto