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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.
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
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.
Table of Contents
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