PHYS 2211L Principles of Physics Laboratory I
Laboratory Advanced Sheet
Measurement Lab
1. Objective. To introduce three measuring devices used in experiments in classical
mechanics.
2. Procedures.
a. Your instructor will describe the proper use of the ru
PHYS 2211L - Principles of Physics Laboratory I
Laboratory Advanced Sheet
Ballistic Pendulum
1. Objective. The objective of this laboratory is to use the ballistic pendulum to predict
the initial velocity of a projectile using the principles of conservati
PHYS 2211L - Principles of Physics Laboratory I
Laboratory Advanced Sheet
Conservation of Energy
1. Objective. To test the law of conservation of energy.
2. Theory. This laboratory investigates the motion of a connected two-body system
using the law of co
PHYS 1111L - Introductory Physics Laboratory I
Laboratory Advanced Sheet
Projectile Motion Laboratory
1. Objective. The objective of this laboratory is to predict the range of a projectile set in
motion at an arbitrary angle.
2. Theory.
a. General. Neglec
PHYS 2211L - Principles of Physics Laboratory I
Laboratory Advanced Sheet
Acceleration Due to Gravity
1. Objectives. The objectives of this laboratory are
a. To measure the local value of the acceleration due to gravity,
b. To introduce scientific graphin
PHYS 2211L - Principles of Physics Laboratory I
Laboratory Advanced Sheet
Oscillatory Motion
1. Objectives.
a. To experimentally determine the spring constant of a spring.
b. To experimentally determine the period of a spring-mass system from position ver
PHYS 2211L - Principles of Physics Laboratory I
Standing Waves Laboratory
1. Objective. The objective of this laboratory is to study standing waves on strings by
measuring wave speed.
2. Theory.
a.
The wave speed on a string or wire is given by
v = (F/ )1
Center of Mass
Introduction
Up to this point, we have been discussing Newtons Laws of Motion without ever formally stating
them. As introduced in most textbooks, these laws are written as
1. An object at rest or in a state of constant motion will remain i
Archimedes Principle
Introduction
Many of the substances we encounter in our every day lives do not have rigid structure
or form. Such substances are called fluids and can be divided into two categories:
liquids and gases. The forces between atoms and mol
Pressure in Fluids
Introduction
In this laboratory we begin to study
another important physical quantity
associated with fluids: pressure. For
the time being we will concentrate on
static pressure: pressure exerted by
fluids at rest. Atmospheric pressure
PHYS 2211L
Final Examination Laboratory
Simple Pendulum
Study Assignment:
Lesson notes:
This laboratory is the final examination for PHYS 2211L. You should insure that you thoroughly
understand the requirements of the advanced sheet before you come to lab
Opposing Forces
Introduction
The word force is a common term in our everyday speech. It is used in situations such as being
forced to do something (usually against ones will) or about market forces that drive the
economy. These uses, while correct accordi