Summary: The market leader for the first-year physics laboratory course, this manual offers a wide range of class-tested experiments designed explicitly for use in small to mid-size lab programs. The manual provides a series of integrated experiments that emphasize the use of computerized instrumentation.
As the use of computers and sensors in the physics lab has increased, the Sixth Edition includes a set of "computer-assisted experiments"--contributed by ...show more new co-author Cecilia A. Hernández Hall--that allow students and instructors to use this modern equipment. Not every lab has computer access, so these "computer-assisted experiments" serve as alternatives or supplements to the traditional experiments. This option also allows instructors to find the appropriate balance between traditional and computer-based experiments for their courses. By analyzing data through two different methods, students gain a greater understanding of the concepts behind the experiments.