Pre-lab: Read Appendix A, B, C, and D
Familiarize yourself with different measuring instruments such as the vernier caliper, the micrometer, the meter
stick, the traveling microscope, and the timer.
Calculate the den
Every experiment in the elementary laboratory involves measurement. The kind of measurement will depend
on the particular experiment, but there are certain basic measurements which are common to many differ
How to use Logger pro
Locate the Logger Pro icon and double-click on it.
1) Enter data into the data table:
o You can type data directly into the data table from the keyboard. To type data into a cell, click on the cell and
type the number. Yo
In 1873 the centimeter, the gram and the second were selected as basic scientific units by the British Association
for the Advancement of Science. Thus the C.G.S. system became the most widely used in scientific work.
LABORATORY REPORTS, GRAPHS AND ERRORS
1) The Laboratory Report:
To explain clearly to your demonstrator the purpose of the experiment, how and why various methods are used,
and give an explanation of the results obtained. This i
* Do not copy from lab manual
* Basically paraphrase purpose from
manual or be creative.
* Introduce the equations that you will use
by stating them and
* Explaining what theyre used for.
- Consists of:
* All m
To study the changes in length of a wire under load. To measure Young s modulus, and to investigate the
All materials are deformed to a greater or lesser extent by the application of stress. (Stress
Exercises dincertitudes / Uncertainty Exercises
Un maximum de 1.5 points bonis seront assigns aux tudiants qui compltent
correctement les exercices d'incertitude suivants. En d'autres mots, il est possible
1) To study the rotational motion of solid discs on air bearings.
2) To investigate the residual frictional torque; the angular acceleration under a torque caused by a falling weight.
3) To study. the conservation of angular
Laws of Motion
Pre-lab: Read Appendix F.
To study by observation Newtons laws of classical mechanics.
Newtons three laws can be express as follows:
First law: A body at rest remains at rest, and a body in motion remains in motion at
Conservation of Momentum
* Warning! Improper handling of the collision pucks during the experiment can lead to a severe electrical shock!
Your T.A. will make a demonstration of the proper use of the equipment before you can use it.
IDEAL GAS LAW
Pre-lab: Read Appendix F.
To determine whether air behaves as an ideal gas. To determine the value of the Universal Gas Constant by two
One of Ludwig Boltzmanns most remarkable achievements was the d
For rst year physics laboratory students
August 8, 2011
Absence from a lab session or laboratory report submitted late
Absence from any lab session, or late submission of lab reports due to illness, must be justied;
otherwise, a pen