Lab 3: Newtons Second Law of Motion
Alyssa Kahan and Jocelyn Sausner
Introduction:
This experiment examines the relationship between force, velocity and mass. Isaac Newtons 2nd
Law of Motion provides a formula that relates these three factors:
FNet = ma
w
Lab #8: Diffraction, Interference, and the Wave Nature of Light
Carly Noel, Victoria Orlowski, Marta Bjorn
Lab Table #1
Introduction
In this lab, the wavelength of a laser is found using diffraction and interference patterns.
Diffraction refers to the beh
Lab 4: Capacitance & Resistor-Capacitor (RC)
Circuits
Carly Noel, Victoria Orlowski, Marta Bjorn
Lab Table #1
Introduction
The purpose of the lab was to explore the behaviors of capacitors in both series and parallel, and to find
the time-constants of RC
Lab #5: Momentum
Alexandra Ebel, Nia Rudolph, Nolan Stone
Lab Table #3
Introduction
Using collision models of motion, this lab explores the concepts of momentum and
impulse under the Laws of Conservation. Momentum is defined as the multiplicative sum of
m
Physics Lab 6: Refraction and Polarization of Light
Alex Beraud, Nolan Stone, and Emma Rosenthal, Lab Station #1
Introduction:
Light waves, different from sound waves, do not need a medium in order to travel. Light
waves are a magnetic wave, meaning that
Lab 5: Energy and Work
Jocelyn Sausner and Alyssa Kahan
Introduction:
Energy is a scalar quantity associated with the ability to do work, with the unit
joules (J). The energy associated with motion is referred to as kinetic energy and is
given by the equa
Labe #1: Vectors, Forces, and Equilibrium
Jocelyn Sausner, Alyssa Kahan
Introduction
In this lab, we used a force sensor to determine the validity of vector components.
Along with this we studied vector addition, resolution of vectors, and the concept of
Lab #2: Kinematics Velocity and Acceleration
Jocelyn Sausner, Alyssa Kahan
Introduction
In this lab, we analyzed the relationships between position, velocity, and
acceleration, neglecting friction. This was performed in hopes of studying the
acceleration
Lab #4: Centripetal Force
Alyssa Kahan, Jocelyn Sausner
Introduction:
A special case of motion, angular motion or motion following a circular path, is
introduced by this experiment. It is inconvenient to use linear velocity and acceleration to
describe an
Lab 7: Rotational Motion The Moment of Inertia
Jocelyn Sausner, Alyssa Kahan
Introduction
In this lab, we measured the moment of inertia for a system of two point masses.
Linear and angular motions correspond to each other, however, when calculating, one
Periodic Motion
Jocelyn Sausner and Alyssa Kahan
Introduction
A motion that repeats itself in a fairly regular way is called periodic motion. This
includes motions such as pendulums, mass attached to a spring, or the orbit of the moon
around earth. The pe
Lab 6: Momentum
Jocelyn Sausner, Alyssa Kahan
Introduction
The validity of the concepts of impulse and momentum conservation was
investigated during this lab. Momentum is given by the equation:
Velocity, a vector quantity, helps to define momentum as a ve
Physics Lab 1: Electric Fields
Alex Beraud, Nolan Stone, and Emma Rosenthal, Lab Station #1
Introduction: Electric fields are defined as a force per unit charge (Newtons/Coulomb)
generated by a charged particle(s). The electric field generated by a positi
Physics Lab 8: Atomic Spectra
Alex Beraud, Nolan Stone, and Emma Rosenthal, Lab Station #1
Introduction:
Bohrs theory states that an electron radiates energy when transition from one orbit to
another. The transition of electrons during this process causes
Physics Lab 7: Diffraction, Interference, and the Wave Nature of Light
Alex Beraud, Nolan Stone, and Emma Rosenthal, Lab Station #1
Introduction:
During this lab, we measured the wavelength of light emitted by a laser by examining
wave-like properties of
Questions:
1.) A generator uses a uniform magnetic field and rotates a coil within that magnetic
field. Sketch how the coil must rotate. How would the EMF vary in time with such
an arrangement?
The EMF would vary in time with such an arrangement in that,
Lab #4: Magnetic Fields
Carly Noel, Marta Bjorn, Victoria Orlowski
Lab Table #1
Introduction
The purpose of this lab was to explore the magnetic fields generated by currents through
a straight wire and a solenoid. A magnetic field is produced whenever a c
Lab #7: Rotational Motion- The Moment of Inertia
Carly Noel, Victoria Orlowski, Alexandra Payne
Lab Table #5
Introduction
The purpose of this lab was to determine the moment of inertia associated with
the rotation of the masses. The moment of inertia is t
Part 2 Analysis:
1.) The resistance of the unknown parallel resistor is 148.4 according to Ohms
Law.
2.) The total resistance of the parallel circuit is 0.00930 .
3.) The total current through the parallel circuit is 0.0465 A.
4.) The current through the
Victoria Orlowski
1/29/13
Homework Set 1
1.) Article on drug delivery:
http:/www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/347168/description/Pressure_keeps_cancer_
in_check
The science of this article is very fascinating, while also seeming very sound and
logical.
Lab #8: Periodic Motion
Carly Noel, Victoria Orlowski, Alexandra Payne
Lab Table #5
Introduction
The purpose of this lab was to examine the motion of a pendulum with different
variables changed. A periodic motion is one that repeats itself in a fairly reg
Lab 2: Circuits I
Michele Naideck, Helen Weierbach and Tiffany Clark
Introduction
In this lab, we learned about the concepts of electric potential, current, and resistance by putting
together basic circuits.
All atoms have a central nucleus, which contain
Lab 1: Electric Fields
Helen Weierbach, Tiffany Clark and Michele Naideck
Introduction:
Lab 1 explores the concepts of electric potentials and fields. Similar to the concept of gravity, the
electric field exerts a force on an object without directly touch