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Physics : Laboratory Experiments

Physics : Laboratory Experiments - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0395874660

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ISBN13: 978-0395874660
ISBN10: 0395874661 Edition: 5TH 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 1998
International: No

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Physics : Laboratory Experiments - 5TH 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0395874660

Jerry D. Wilson

ISBN13: 978-0395874660
ISBN10: 0395874661 Edition: 5TH 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 1998
International: No

This introductory laboratory manual for the calculus or non-calculus based college physics course provides a combination of hands-on (traditional) and computer-based instruction. The text covers basic physical principles while introducing laboratory procedures, techniques, and equipment. Together they create a powerful laboratory learning tool.

  • New! Transition Guide. Developed for those instructors who wish to integrate computerized data collection into the lab, this guide analyzes the 16 experiments in the manual that can be performed either traditionally or using PASCO's computer-interfaced equipment, comparing the different procedures for data collection and analysis. Intended for instructors use, this guide assumes the experiments will first be performed and the data collected traditionally, then electronically (possibly as a demonstration), enabling students to understand the basic principles behind computerized data collection.
  • Experiments include Measurement of the Earth's Magnetic Field.
  • Material in Theory and Procedure sections as well as many Advance Study Assignment and Post-Lab Questions have been rewritten and improved for greater clarity and understanding.
  • Advance Study Assignments precede each experiment to ensure that students read the experiments and are well-prepared when they come to class.
  • Experimental procedures are described for different types of common laboratory apparatus.
  • Over 200 photographs and diagrams illustrate procedures and equipment.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Why We Make Experimental Measurements
  • General Laboratory Procedures

1. Experimental Uncertainty (Error) and Data Analysis

2. Mass, Volume, and Density

3. The Scientific Method: The Simple Pendulum

4. Uniformly Accelerated Motion

5. The Addition and Resolution of Vectors: The Force Table

6. Newton's Second Law: The Atwood Machine

7. Conservation of Linear Momentum

8. Projectile Motion: The Ballistic Pendulum

9. Centripetal Force

10. Friction

11. Work and Energy

12. Torques, Equilibrium, and Center of Gravity

13. Rotational Motion and Moment of Inertia

14. Conservation of Angular Momentum and Energy: The Ballistic Pendulum

15. Elasticity: Young's Modulus

16. Hooke's Law and Simple Harmonic Motion

17. Standing Waves in a String

18. Air Column Resonance: The Speed of Sound in Air

19. The Thermal Coefficient of Linear Expansion

20. Specific Heats of Metals

21. Latent Heats: Heats of Fusion and Vaporization

(Addendum: Calibration of a Thermometer)

22. Newton's Law of Cooling: The Time Constant of a Thermometer

23. Archimedes

Principle: Buoyancy and Density

24. Fields and Equipotentials

25. Ohm's Law

26. The Potentiometer: emf and Terminal Voltage

27. The Voltmeter and Ammeter

28. The Measurement of Resistance: Ammeter-Voltmeter Methods and Wheatstone Bridge Method

29. Resistivity

30. The Temperature Dependence of Resistance

31. Resistances in Series and Parallel

32. Multiloop Circuits: Kirchhoff's Rules

33. Joule Heat

34. The RCTime Constant

35. The Earth

s Magnetic Field

36. Introduction to the Oscilloscope

37. The RCCircuit: Oscilloscope Study

38. Phase Measurements and Resonance in ac Circuits

39. Electromagnetic Induction

40. Reflection and Refraction

41. Spherical Mirrors and Lenses

42. Polarized Light

43. The Prism Spectrometer: Dispersion and the Index of Refraction

44. Line Spectra and the Rydberg Constant

45. The Transmission Diffraction Grating: Measuring the Wavelengths of Light

46. The Mass of an Electron: e/m Measurement

47. Detection of Nuclear Radiation: The Geiger Counter

48. Radioactive Half-life

49. The Absorption of Nuclear Radiation

  • Appendixes. A. Material Properties. B. Mathematical and Physical Constants. C. Standard Deviation and Method of Least Squares. D. Graphing Exponential Functions.
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