PHYS 2108
Section 5
Lauren Becnel
Partner: Cody Johnson
Title: Simple Harmonic Motion
Purpose: To investigate the motion of pendulums. We will construct a physical
pendulum using a meter ruler and maintain constant mass while varying the point of
support
PHYS 2108
Section 5
Lauren Becnel
Partner: Cody Johnson
Title: Hookes Law: Extension of a Spring Part A
Purpose: To use the skills and techniques we have learned and practiced in previous
experiments, to investigate how a spring is elongated as force is a
LAB 1:
Introduction to Numerical Methods
Science isnt science without numbers. We use numbers to express measurements of the world around
us, and then we compare those measurements to look for relationships between physical phenomena.
All of us know what
Physics 2108 Laboratory Guide
J. R. Giammanco
Louisiana State University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
August 2012
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PHYS 2108
Lab Schedule, Fall 2012
Text: Physics 2108 Laboratory Guide, by Giammanco
Date of
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LAB 2:
Measurement of Mass, Length, and Time
Consider the following statement: Beer costs ten.
Ten what? If were talking about a beer for ten dollars, its a little steep. Ten Euros, its a lot steep. Ten
pesos? Pass. The problem is compounded when we reali
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LAB 5:
Work and Energy
In a somewhat circular set of definitions, work is the transfer of energy and energy is the ability to do
work. In accelerating a baseball from rest to some final speed, you must apply a force to the baseball
through some accelerati
LAB 3:
Vectors
Q:
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Where is the restroom in Nicholson Hall?
About 50 feet from the lab.
This answer is insufficient. Its one thing to know that the mens room or the womens room is a certain
distance from the lab, but that information is useless without
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Acceleration:
Area (rectangle):
Area (circle):
Constants:
Force (duc gravity):
For e du rin
Kinetic Energy:
Mass Density:
Moment of Inertia (point mass):
Momentum (angular):
Momentum (linear):
Percent Error:
Percent Difference
Percent Change:
Potential
LAB 6:
Conservation of Linear Momentum
Intuitively, which of the following has more motion, a mosquito or a semi-truck travelling at the same
velocity? Which is more difficult to slow down? Which would win in a collision and which is more
destructive? In
LAB 4:
Newtons Laws
In the vectors lab we allowed forces to interact with one another while they were balanced. This week,
we will allow unbalanced forces to show us what forces do.
Sir Isaac Newton put forth three laws of motion:
1. An object at rest sta
Instructor's
Initials
Conservation of Linear Momentum
Data Table 1: Recorded Speeds
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Data Table 1: Forces and Accelerations
Applied Acceleration Force
Weights (m/s/s) (N)
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Louisiana State University
PHYS 2108 Course Schedule
Fall 2015
Dates
Aug 24 – 28
Aug 31 – Sep 4
Manual Title
Reference
Roll Call: Attendance required to avoid being purged!
Lab 1
Sep 7 – 11
Introduction to Numerical methods
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Course Syllabus Information
PHYS 2108 & 2109
1. General
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PHYS 211x sequence, and some students not taking a lecture at all. The collection of lab activities
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Course Syllabus Information
PHYS 2108 & 2109
1. General
PHYS 2108 and PHYS 2109 are standalone lab classes serving students taking either the PHYS 200x or
PHYS 211x sequence, and some students not taking a lecture at all. The collection of lab activities
LAB 8:
Simple Harmonic Motion
Hookes Law
We all have some familiarity with springs. If we stretch a spring away from its relaxed (unstretched)
length, if exerts a pulling force to try to return to its shorter state. Likewise, if we compress the spring, it
Sample Lab Report
Lab 0 Sample Lab Report
Billy Everyteen
Allison Brown
Joe College
Sally Anygirl
Purpose: To demonstrate the format of a typical lab activity. The statement of purpose is a very short
and direct answer to what are you doing today and why?