Experiment 1: Sound
By Shoumit Sarkar
1 PURPOSE
The goal of this experiment is to investigate the mechanical properties of sound.
1. Measure the speed of sound in air
2. Measure the wavelength of sound in air for a standing wave
3. Measure the speed of so

Diffraction
By Shoumit Sarkar
1 PURPOSE
In this experiment we will be investigating the phenomenon of diffraction. There are 3 parts to this
experiment.
1. Calculate the slit width for 2 separate single slits
2. For a circular hole, calculate the diameter

Intensity Distribution of a
Diffraction Pattern
By Shoumit Sarkar
1 PURPOSE
The goal of this experiment is to carry out a quantitative measurement of the intensity distribution of
light diffracted from a single slit
2 PROCEDURE
We used a red laser and foc

Interference
1 PURPOSE
In this experiment we will be investigating the wavelight nature of light. There are 3 parts to this entire
experiment:
1. Calculate the slit separation for 2 different slits
a. Also observe interference patterns
2. Calculate wavele

Geometric Optics
By Shoumit Sarkar
1 PURPOSE
In this experiment we will be investigating converging and diverging lens. There 3 parts to this
experiment.
1. Observe how diverging and converging lens affect rays of light
2. Find focal length of converging