1D Motion-The Acceleration of a Cart
Introduction
The quantitative investigation of motion for real life situations is always complicated by external influences such as
friction and the necessity of making measurements (interacting with the system). Ideal
Archimedes Principle
Introduction
There is a story that is told about Archimedes (287-212b.c.) that occurred when he was
commissioned by King Hiero II to determine whether the royal crown was made of pure gold.
The king did not trust the goldsmith, and he
Experiment
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1D Motion-The Acceleration of a Cart
Introduction
The quantitative investigation of motion for real life situations is always complicated by external influences such as
friction and the necessity of making measurements (interacting with the s
Experiment
1
Physics 205
Measurements Worksheet
Introduction: This preliminary exercise (Individualized, No Lab Partners) is designed
to provide a "hands-on" review of measurement, which will include: some familiar or
unfamiliar instruments, some SI units
Experiment
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Work-Energy and Friction
Introduction
The purpose of this experiment is to enhance our understanding of energy concepts by utilizing
the same system use for Newtons 2nd Law. The final velocity of a system will be measured and
compared with th
Experiment
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The Atwood Machine
Introduction
To understand motion, one must introduce the concept of force. A detailed quantitative
understanding also requires Newton's 2nd law and an organized analysis generally involving a
"free-body diagram". In this s
Experiment
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Centripetal Force
Introduction: The application of Newton's 2nd law to uniform circular
motion is a logical extension of the physics developed so far. The result is an important
equation that explains circular motion, and is therefore essenti
Physics 205
Measurements Worksheet
Introduction:
This preliminary exercise (Individualized, No Lab Partners) is designed to provide
a "hands-on" review of measurement, which will include: some familiar or unfamiliar instruments, some
SI units, the measuri
Work-Energy Theorem and Conservation of Mechanical Energy
Introduction
The Work-Energy Theorem states that the work done by the net force on an object is equal to its
change in kinetic energy. In mathematical terms, the Work-energy Theorem can be
expresse
Centripetal Force
Introduction: The application of Newton's 2nd law to uniform circular motion is a
logical extension of the physics developed so far. The result is an important equation
that explains circular motion, and is therefore essential to problem
The Atwood Machine
Introduction
To understand motion, one must introduce the concept of force. A detailed quantitative
understanding also requires Newton's 2nd law and an organized analysis generally involving a
"free-body diagram". In this second laborat