To verify that linear momentum is conserved in an inelastic collision, even though mechanical energy is
Projectile launcher, clamp for projectile launcher, photogate, laptop, and Science Workshop
Newtons Law of
Cooling and Radiation
To verify Newtons Law of Cooling and to determine the value of the Stefan-Boltzmann constant
0-200C temperature sensor, one hole stopper (split), tripod stand, rod clamp, Burette clamp,
Adiabatic Gas Law
To investigate the adiabatic gas law.
Adiabatic Gas Law Apparatus, laptop computer, Science Workshop Interface, DC Power supply.
1. Turn off all the equipment, and then set up the equipment by connecting
Heat of Fusion
The purpose of this experiment is to measure the latent heat of fusion of water.
Calorimeter, thermometer, water, ice, balance, paper towels.
1. Fill the calorimeter cup with just enough water to cover the s
Ohmic and Non Ohmic Devices
To study the relationship between the potential difference across a circuit element and the current
D.C. power supply, Radio Shack Ammeter, Fluke Voltmeter, connecting leads, resistor, small li
To gain experience in setting up circuits, in using ammeters and voltmeters, and to test Ohms Law for
DC Power Supply, Radio Shack DMM as ammeter, Fluke DMM as voltmeter, connecting leads, r
The objective is to determine the specific heat of various solids using the method of mixtures.
Styrofoam cup or other calorimeter, digital thermometer, steam generator, balance, specific
1. Select a solid
The objective is to determine the thermal expansion coefficients of aluminum and brass.
Linear expansion apparatus consisting of protractor and index rod, aluminum and brass tubes, tube
support, steam generator, tubing, small pan to
Internal Resistance of Batteries
To determine the internal resistance of a new and used dry cell.
New and used dry cells (D-Cells), battery holder, variable resistance, connecting wire, switch, Radio Shack
voltmeter, and Micronta Amm
Electric Field Mapping
To plot the electric field for several charge configurations by determining the equipotential lines and
then drawing the electric field lines.
Electric field mapping apparatus board and two probes, galvanometer