Gabriel Pridham
Michael Jones
Ange Pierre
Kirsten Olsen
02/02/17
Standing Waves
I. Introduction
The purpose of this experiment was to analyze the relationship between wave
frequency, wavelength, and string tension. The idea is that we get a long string an
In the experiment performed by Sijia Li and Barbara Blatchley, they studied the effect of
the scent of peppermint and its correlation to memory and its cognitive functions. They noticed
that when a person could smell peppermint, the people noticed to be m
Chapter 7
Energy
of a
System
Introduction to Energy
The concept of energy is one of the most
important topics in science and engineering.
Every physical process that occurs in the
Universe involves energy and energy
transfers or transformations.
Energy is
Chapter 9
Linear Momentum and Collisions
Linear Momentum
The linear momentum of a particle, or an
object that can be modeled as a particle, of
mass m moving with a velocity is defined
to be the product of the mass and velocity:
= m
The terms momentum and
Chapter 4
Motion in Two Dimensions
Motion in Two Dimensions
Using + or signs is not always sufficient to fully
describe motion in more than one dimension
Vectors can be used to describe motion more fully
We will look at the vector nature of quantities in
Chapter 2
Motion in One Dimension
Kinematics
The study of motion in classical mechanics
Describes motion but ignores the agents that
caused the motion
For now, we will consider motion in one
dimension
Along a straight line.
We will use the particle model
Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Chapter 1
Physics and Measurement
What is Physics?
It is a body of knowledge and an evidence-based theorybuilding enterprise seeking the underlying principles of
the natural world.
The name is from the Greek word (phys
Chapter 6
Circular Motion
and
Other Applications of Newtons
Laws
Uniform Circular Motion,
Acceleration
Uniform Circular Motion, Force
v2
F mac m r
Uniform Circular Motion, cont
A force causing a
centripetal acceleration
acts toward the center of
the circ
Chapter 5
The Laws of Motion
Sir Isaac Newton
1642 1727
Formulated basic laws
of mechanics
Discovered Law of
Universal Gravitation
Invented a form of
calculus
Made many
observations dealing
with light and optics
Force
Forces are what cause any change in t
Chapter 3
Vectors
Coordinate Systems
Are used here to describe the position of a
point in two dimensional (2D) space.
A coordinate system consists of
A fixed reference point called the origin
Specific axes with scales and labels
Instructions on how to lab
Chapter 10
Rotation of a Rigid Object
about a Fixed Axis
Rigid Object
A rigid object is one that is nondeformable
The relative locations of all particles making up
the object remain constant
All real objects are deformable to some extent,
but the rigid ob
Chapter 8
Conservation of Energy
Energy Review
Kinetic Energy is associated with movement of members
of a system and depends on their relative speed
K = m v
Potential Energy is determined by position of members
of a system and depends on their configurat
1020c Worksheet 2 Solutions
Section 1:
Cruising in a Boeing 747
The cruising speed of a Boeing 747 is about 570 mph (about 260 m/s). Let us
assume it takes about 2 minutes and 10 seconds to reach that speed.
(a)
What is the average acceleration of the Boe
1020c Worksheet 7 Solutions
Section 1:
Protons vs Electrons in a constant, uniform Electric Field
A set of charged plates causes an electric field of 4 N / C between them. The
positively charged plate is on the left, and the negatively charged plate is on
1020c Worksheet 3.5
Goals: Explore Energy as applied to the Acceleration and Newtons Law Lab and The
Conservation of Momentum in a Collision
Energy
So far, we have described motion using position, velocity, acceleration, and
Forces. Energy is another quan
1020c Worksheet 3 Solutions
Section 1:
Examining a Falling Object using Newtons Laws and Kinematics
Adam walks up to the balcony in an auditorium and drops a 100 gm (0.1 kg)
rubber ball to the floor 15 meters above the ground. The ball hits the ground 1.7
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1020c Worksheet 5 Solutions
Section 1: A Blacksmiths Steel Solutions
The temperature for forging steel can vary depending on the alloy. Bill the
Blacksmiths forge can heat steel to 2200 F (1204 C or 1478 K). It is in a workshop
behind his house, an
1020c Worksheet 6 Solutions
Section 1:
Formulating a Wave
A certain wave has a maximum oscillation of 0.5 meters. It takes 0.2 meters to
go through one cycle, and it can oscillate 120 times each minute.
(a)
What is the amplitude of this wave?
The amplitud
1020c Worksheet 1 Solutions
Section 1:
A Robot Walk
A robot walks 100 m North over, then 50 m West, then 100 m South, then 30 m
East. Each part of his walk takes 10 seconds.
(a)
What distance did the robot travel?
For distance travelled, we dont care abou
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
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