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For the full-year introductory physics course, calculus or non-calculus based, this complete laboratory text and workbook contains forty-four of the most popular college physics experiments. More advanced experiments are presented separately. Each experiment includes detailed sections on theory, equipment, procedures, calculations, and questions.
1. Measurement of Length, Mass, Volume, and Density
2. Addition of Vectors, Equilibrium of a Particle
3. Equilibrium of a Rigid Body
4. Uniformly Accelerated Motion: The Atwood Machine
5. Projectile Motion
6. The Ballistic Pendulum
7. Uniform Circular Motion
8. Friction
9. Simple Machines and the Principle of Work
10. Young's Modulus
11. Rotational Motion
12. Conservation of Angular Momentum
13. Archimedes' Principle
14. Simple Harmonic Motion
15. Standing Waves on Strings
16. The Sonometer
17. Resonance of Air Columns
18. Coefficient of Linear Expansion
19. Specific Heat and Calorimetry
20. Heat of Fusion and Heat of Vaporization
21. The Gas Laws
22. The Mechanical Equivalent of Heat
23. Coulomb's Law and the Force Between Charged Plates
24. The Electric Field
25. The Force Between Electric Currents
26. Ohm's Law
27. The Wheatstone Bridge and Specific Resistance
28. Meter Sensitivity: Voltmeter and Ammeter
29. Joule's Law
30. The Potentiometer
31. The RC Circuit
32. Electromagnetic Induction: The Transformer
33. The Cathode Ray Oscilloscope
34. Alternating Current
35. Geometrical Optics
36. The Focal Length of Lenses; The Telescope and Microscope
37. Analysis of Light by a Prism Spectrometer
38. Interference of Light
39. The Diffraction Grating
40. Polarized Light
41. Radioactivity and the Geiger Counter
42. The Hydrogen Spectrum and the Rydberg Constant
43. The Ratio e/m for Electrons
44. The Photoelectric Effect
For the full-year introductory physics course, calculus or non-calculus based, this complete laboratory text and workbook contains forty-four of the most popular college physics experiments. More advanced experiments are presented separately. Each experiment includes detailed sections on theory, equipment, procedures, calculations, and questions.
Table of Contents
1. Measurement of Length, Mass, Volume, and Density
2. Addition of Vectors, Equilibrium of a Particle
3. Equilibrium of a Rigid Body
4. Uniformly Accelerated Motion: The Atwood Machine
5. Projectile Motion
6. The Ballistic Pendulum
7. Uniform Circular Motion
8. Friction
9. Simple Machines and the Principle of Work
10. Young's Modulus
11. Rotational Motion
12. Conservation of Angular Momentum
13. Archimedes' Principle
14. Simple Harmonic Motion
15. Standing Waves on Strings
16. The Sonometer
17. Resonance of Air Columns
18. Coefficient of Linear Expansion
19. Specific Heat and Calorimetry
20. Heat of Fusion and Heat of Vaporization
21. The Gas Laws
22. The Mechanical Equivalent of Heat
23. Coulomb's Law and the Force Between Charged Plates
24. The Electric Field
25. The Force Between Electric Currents
26. Ohm's Law
27. The Wheatstone Bridge and Specific Resistance
28. Meter Sensitivity: Voltmeter and Ammeter
29. Joule's Law
30. The Potentiometer
31. The RC Circuit
32. Electromagnetic Induction: The Transformer
33. The Cathode Ray Oscilloscope
34. Alternating Current
35. Geometrical Optics
36. The Focal Length of Lenses; The Telescope and Microscope
37. Analysis of Light by a Prism Spectrometer
38. Interference of Light
39. The Diffraction Grating
40. Polarized Light
41. Radioactivity and the Geiger Counter
42. The Hydrogen Spectrum and the Rydberg Constant
43. The Ratio e/m for Electrons
44. The Photoelectric Effect