Lab Waves
Course Objectives: Observe standing waves in a laboratory setting
Introduction and Experimental Goal:
Waves are oscillations that travel through space or another medium at a set
speed and rate. We encounter a variety of waves on a daily basis, b

Lab The Tangent Galvanometer
Course Objectives: Use the Principle of Electromagnetic Induction to measure the
strength of Earths Magnetic Field
Introduction and Experimental Goal:
Although a standard compass can be used to find the direction of Earths
Mag

Lab Archimedes Principle
Course Objectives: Observe and verify Archimedes Principle by determining the
densities of several kinds of materials.
Introduction and Experimental Goal:
In the introductory lab for the course, we calculated the density of a bloc

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Lab Introduction
Rationale for Experiments
Physics is an experimental science, which means that predictions from physical
theory ultimately must be tested! Your study of physics will thus necessarily include
both theory and experiment. In the lectu

Lab Acceleration and Newtons Laws
Course Objectives: Observe the relationships between position, velocity, and
acceleration when a system is undergoing a constant Force.
Introduction and Experimental Goal:
We have previously observed the motion of a glide

Lab Momentum
Course Objectives: Observe the Law of the Conservation of Momentum
Introduction and Experimental Goal:
We have used the air track, gliders, and photogates to observe motion in different
ways. For this lab, we will be using three gliders, with

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Lab Measurement of Average Speed and Acceleration
Course Objectives: Gain some additional practice in conducting labs, and observe
how distance, speed, acceleration, and time are related.
Introduction and Experimental Goal:
The motion of an object

Lab Ideal Gasses
Course Objectives: Observe how Pressure, Volume, and Temperature are related for
an Ideal Gas
Introduction and Experimental Goal:
An Ideal Gas is where the particles of the gas do not interact with each other, and
most gasses, including a

Lab Optics and the Lens Equation
Course Objectives: Observe the Refraction of Light for Convex Lenses
Introduction and Experimental Goal:
Light is equivalent to Electromagnetic Radiation or Electromagnetic Waves. As
such, all the definitions, properties,

Lab Resistivity and Ohms Law
Course Objectives: Observe how a wires resistance varies with metal, diameter, and
length, and verify how electric potential, current, and resistance are related
through Ohms Law
Introduction and Experimental Goal:
All objects

Lab The Oscilloscope and Alternating Current
Course Objectives: Introduce using the Oscilloscope to observe and measure
AC Voltage
Introduction and Experimental Goal:
Electrical signals are classified as either DC (Direct Current), where the current
only