Week 2 - Simple Harmonic Motion
1. The displacement of an oscillating object as a function of time is shown below. What
are the (a) frequency, (b) amplitude, (c) period, (d) angular frequency of this motion? (e)
Write an equation for the displacement as a
Lab Report 7
Lens Lab
I.
II.
Find f (converging) using a distant light source
a. f = 20.8 cm #1
Converging Lens (light at zero)
S
S'
f
1/S (1/cm)
1/S' (1/cm)
30 cm
54.6 cm
19.36 cm
0.0333
0.0183
40 cm
37.6 cm
19.38 cm
0.0250
0.0266
50 cm
31.7 cm
19.40 cm
Week 4 - Sound Waves Recitation
1. A satellite in orbit around Earth has 500 m2 of solar panel area and generates 160 kW
of electrical power. The Suns total power output is 3.9 x 1026 W, and the Earth is 1.5 x
1011 m from the Sun. What is the efficiency o
Wave Equation
1. Two violin strings of the same length are under the same tension. One produces a note
at 440 Hz and has a mass of 1.0 g. The other string produces a note at 660 Hz. What is
the mass of this string?
2. A traveling wave is described by the
Cal Poly
Physics 132
Class: 132-01, MWF 3:10-4 pm
Instructor: Dr. Jonathan Fernsler
Instructor page: http:/www.calpoly.edu/~jfernsle
Office Hours: M 12:10-1pm, W 12:10-1pm, 4:10-5pm R 3:10-4pm, F
12:10-1pm. Feel free to stop by- if Im busy well schedule a
PHYSICS EXPERIMENTS 132
18-1
Experiment 18
Refraction of Light
WARNING: Laser light can damage the retina.
Keep the laser level at all times to avoid shining
the light into an eye either directly or off of a
reflecting surface.
In this experiment you aim
Lab 5 Interference and Diffraction of Light
OBJECTIVE
In this experiment I observed the patterns formed by laser light after passing through different
types of openings.
DATA
Known should be near 632.8 nm
SINGLE SLIT
a = .04 mm = .00004 m
y = (central max
Lab Report 8
Temperature and Thermometers Lab
OBJECTIVE
By calibrating the output of a thermometric system, I ultimately built a thermometer. The
system is a sealed container (bulb) of air at fixed volume. The output is the pressure of the gas in the
cont
Lab Report 9
Specific Heat Lab
I.
Objective
a. In this experiment the objective is to combine materials at different temperatures and
wait until the mixture reaches a final common temperature at thermal equilibrium.
Using the formulas Q = mcT and Qi = 0,
Lab Report 2
17 April 2015
Lab Report 2 Springs
Hanger
Hanger + .05 kg
Hanger + .10 kg
Hanger + .15 kg
Hanger + .20 kg
Hanger + .25 kg
Mass
.0466 kg
.0966 kg
.1466 kg
.1966 kg
.2466 kg
.2966 kg
x
F=mg
.05 m
.101 m
.158 m
.219 m
.28 m
.339 m
0.457
0.947
1.
Lab Report 4 Standing Waves in Air
OBJECTIVE
In this experiment I set up resonant standing wave vibrations in an air column. A speaker
emitting sound at a fixed frequency was placed near the air column and the column length was adjusted.
Standing waves we
Lab 6 -Sound Resonance
In Air Columns
Lab Section: Thurs 12-3 pm
Ziwei Xia
Partners: Owen Mckenzie and Timothy Wong
Date: 5.12.2016
Objective:
We observed the graph on screen to determine the
location where a node of the standing wave inside the air
is.
P
Chapter 21
2. [2] The fact that the spheres are identical allows us to conclude that when two spheres
are in contact, they share equal charge. Therefore, when a charged sphere (q) touches an
uncharged one, they will (fairly quickly) each attain half that
2.
An electric field given by
pierces a Gaussian cube of edge length
and positioned as shown in Fig. 23-7. (The magnitude E is in newtons per coulomb and the position x is in
meters.) What is the electric flux through the (a) top face, (b) bottom face, (c