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Physics Laboratory Experiments

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Brooks Cole
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This market-leading manual for the first-year physics laboratory course offers a wide range of class-tested experiments designed specifically for use in small to mid-size lab programs. A series of integrated experiments emphasizes the use of computerized instrumentation and includes a set of "computer-assisted experiments" to allow students and instructors to gain experience with modern equipment. This option also enables instructors to determine 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. The Seventh Edition is updated with the newest information and techniques involving state-of-the-art equipment, and a new Guided Learning feature addresses the growing interest in guided-inquiry pedagogy. Fourteen additional experiments are also available through custom printing.

Table of Contents

Experimental Uncertainty (Error) and Data Analysis
Measurement Instruments (Mass, Volume, and Density)
(GL) The Scientific Method: The Simple Pendulum
(TI-GL/CI) Uniformly Accelerated Motion (Includes TI free-fall spark timer apparatus method at end of experiment)
The Addition and Resolution of Vectors: The Force Table
(TI-GL/CI) Newton's Second Law: The Atwood Machine
(TI/CI) Conservation of Linear Momentum
(GL) Projectile Motion: The Ballistic Pendulum
Centripetal Force
(TI/CI) Friction
(GL) Work and Energy
(GL) Torques, Equilibrium, and Center of Gravity
(GL) Simple Machines: Mechanical Advantage
(TI/CI) Simple Harmonic Motion
Standing Waves in a String
The Thermal Coefficient of Linear Expansion
Specific Heats of Metals
Archimedes' Principle: Buoyancy and Density
Fields and Equipotentials
(TI/CI) Ohm's Law
The Measurement of Resistance: Ammeter-Voltmeter Method and Wheatstone Bridge Method
The Temperature Dependence of Resistance
(TI/CI) Resistances in Parallel and Series
Joule Heat
The RC Time Constant (Manual Timing)
(TI/CI) The RC Time Constant (Electronic Timing)
Reflection and Refraction
Spherical Mirrors and Lenses
(TI) Polarized Light; (CI) Malus's Law
The Prism Spectrometer: Dispersion and Index of Refraction
Line Spectra and Rydberg Constant
(TI) The Transmission Grating: Measuring the Wavelengths of Light; (CI) Single-Slit and Double-Slit Diffraction
Detection of Nuclear Radiation: The Geiger Counter
Radioactive Half-Life
The Absorption of Nuclear Radiation
Experiments available only in customized orders
(TI/CI) Rotational Motion and Moment of Inertia
Conservation of Angular Momentum and Energy: The Ballistic Pendulum
Elasticity: Young's Modulus
Air Column Resonance: The Speed of Sound in Air
(TI) Latent Heats: Heats of Fusion and Vaporization of Water; (CI) Latent Heat of Fusion for Water
Newton's Law of Cooling: The Time Constant of a Thermometer
The Potentiometer: emf and Terminal Voltage
The Voltmeter and Ammeter
Multiloop Circuits: Kirchhoff's Rules
The Earth's Magnetic Field
Introduction to the Oscilloscope
(TI/CI) Phase Measurements and Resonance in ac Circuits
(TI/CI) Electromagnetic Induction
The Mass of an Electron: e/m Measurement
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