Lenses and Mirrors Notes:
Thin, spherical lenses and mirrors can both be used to form images. This is because they
have the ability to bring light rays from distant objects to a focus
Light rays from an object an infinite distance away will be parallel. W
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Investigation 5
Impulse and Momentum
The Impulse-Momentum relationship says: Impulse = Force x time of impact = change in
momentum
1.
2.
An unfortunate bug splatters on the windshield of a car traveling at 60 mi/hr on the
freeway.
a.
Compare t
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Investigation 3
Vectors and Newtons First and Second Laws of Motion
Vectors
1.
When two vector quantities are added together, they produce a resultant that is found
using the parallelogram rule. In the diagrams below, a and b are examples of t
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Newtons Third Law of Motion
Newtons Third Law of Motion:
When one object exerts a force on a second, the second
object exerts an equal and oppositely directed force on the first.; or To every action
there is an equal and opposi
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Linear Motion with Constant Acceleration
The following questions deal with accelerated motion. Remember that when the
acceleration is constant, the average speed can easily be calculated. That is, when the
acceleration is const
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Investigation 1
Units, Linear Motion with Constant Speed or Average Speed
1.
In mechanics, the fundamental units on which all other units in mechanics are defined
are the units
of _, _, and _.
2.
Three systems of units are commonly used in sci
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Investigation 11
Vibrations and Waves
1.
The diagram shows a 1 kg mass oscillating on the end of a spring. Point A represents
the maximum upward motion of the mass, B the middle of the oscillation, and C the
maximum downward oscil
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Investigation 8
Gravitation
According the Newtons Universal Law of Gravitation, all masses exert attractive forces on all
other masses. This force is called the gravitational force. This force is proportional to the
product of the
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Investigation 13 - Electric Charge
In this investigation you will examine the interactions between charged objects, and
between charged and uncharged objects.
Materials:
I.
A.
roll of magic tape
small pieces of tissue paper
small a
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Investigation 11
Vibrations and Waves
1.
The diagram shows a 1 kg mass oscillating on the end of a spring. Point A represents
the maximum upward motion of the mass, B the middle of the oscillation, and C the
maximum downward oscillation. The p
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Investigation 9
Projectile Motion and Orbital Motion
1.
Projectile Motion with a Horizontal Velocity. In projectile motion, the horizontal
motion and the vertical motion are independent of each other. (Remember that we are
ignorin
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Investigation 12
Waves and Sound
1.
The two diagrams show waves on a string that are traveling toward each other. Draw
what happens when the waves meet and what happens a short time after they meet.
a.
b.
c.
2.
A source of sound (
Experiment 9
MIRRORS AND LENSES
In this experiment you will learn to determine the focal lengths of mirrors and lenses.
You will also verify the mirror and lens equation and the magnification Formula by direct
measurement of the positions of object and im
Chapter 13: Simple Harmonic Motion Hints (updated 12/3/11)
Simple harmonic motion (SHM) underlies a vast number of natural phenomena from waves to electric circuits.
The fundamental principle of SHM is that the acceleration of a system is proportional and
Chapter 7: WORK & ENERGY II: Updated 4/7/06
1. The work-energy principle can be expressed mathematically in different ways. Convince yourself
that the following are equivalent expressions.
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
Wnet= K
[Wnet= K ] and [Wnon-cons= K + U]
[U + K =
Collisions along a line
In the absence of external forces the total momentum of a system is constant in time this is the statement of
conservation of linear momentum. Mathematically, one may write this as ptot = 0 or ptot, i = ptot, f, where the
subscript
Uniform Circular Motion and Centripetal Forces
In this experiment you will investigate uniform (constant speed) circular motion by analyzing and predicting the
forces that are responsible for circular motion. Such forces are called centripetal forces.
The
Ballistic pendulum
In this experiment you will apply the conservation of linear momentum and energy to solve approximately for
the motion of a pendulum.
1. Consider a small projectile of mass m with initial horizontal velocity
v0 that collides with and st
Graphing Linear Motion
In this lab you will graph the motion of a person moving in a straight line as a function of time. You will learn how motion can be described in terms
of position, velocity, and acceleration.
In each of the following problems you wi
Force Vectors and Equilibrium
A force corresponds to ones intuitive notion of a push or pull. For a person to exert a force on something they
must make contact with it. Generally, forces arise from the interaction between two bodies.
1. Is force character
Sound Waves
Introduction: In this laboratory you will investigate some aspects of sound waves.
1. Obtain a speaker and small resonance tube from the front of the room. Measure its length L and radius R.
a) If one end of the tube is kept open and the other
Projectile Motion
A projectile is an object launched (projected) with some velocity into the air that subsequently moves under
the influence of gravity and gravity alone. In this experiment you will investigate several aspects of such
motion.
Determining
Transverse Waves on a String (Physics 6 version)
In this laboratory you will investigate properties of standing waves on a string.
Preliminary Questions:
1. Consider a string of density fixed at one end and with a mass M attached to the other end as shown
Physics 6 (Summer 2014) 1:00-5:20 MTWTh, SCI 122
Instructor: Steve T. Paik
Office: SCI 273
Email: [email protected]
Webpage: homepage.smc.edu/paik_steve/p6
Description: This 4-unit course is designed for life-science majors and serves as an introduction
Accelerating wheel: how torque causes angular acceleration
In this lab you will get experience solving both versions of Newtons 2nd law: F = ma and = I .
You will use these equations to find the rotational inertia I of an asymmetrical object that is free
Forces and Newtons Laws
Notation: In the text a bold typeface indicates a vector quantity. For example, v means velocity vector.
Free-body diagrams
A free-body diagram (fbd) is an abstract representation of a system of objects that shows only the forces e
Measurement and Uncertainty
Our scientific knowledge largely depends on our ability to obtain correct information about the properties of
matter. Often this information is quantitative (i.e., involving numbers) in the form of measurements. In this
experim
Tension
In this lab you will investigate some aspects of tension forces. Tension is the name we give to the pulling force
that any flexible object (e.g., a cord) exerts on another object that it is attached to, but it can also be used to
describe the forc
Physics 6 Useful Formulas
bold symbols indicate vector quantities
Units
1 m = 100 cm = 1000 mm
1 L = 1000 mL = 1000 cm3
Algebra
Work and energy
W = F|d = (F cos)d
Ktrans = mv2
Krot = I2
Ugrav = mgy
Uel = kx2
Wtot, ext = K + U + Eint
x2 + 2bx + c = 0 x = b
Chapter 20 Second Law of Thermodynamics-4/19/11
The basic idea of the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics is that not all energy processes are equally likely.
Even though they all conserve energy, nature prefers certain types of processes over others. The
most obvi