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Physics Lab Manual / Edition 3

Physics Lab Manual / Edition 3

by David Loyd


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780495114529
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/04/2007
Edition description: REV
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David Loyd joined the Angelo State University Physics Department in 1969 and also served as Dean of the College of Sciences from 1996 to 2006. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Table of Contents

1. Measurement of Length. 2. Measurement of Density. 3. Force Table and Vector Addition of Forces. 4. Uniformly Accelerated Motion on the Air Track. 5. Uniformly Accelerated Motion on the Air Table. 6. Kinematics in Two Dimensions on the Air Table. 7. Coefficient of Friction. 8. Newton's Second Law on the Air Table. 9. Newton's Second Law on the Atwood Machine. 10. Torques and Rotational Equilibrium of a Rigid Body. 11. Conservation of Energy on the Air Table. 12. Conservation of Spring and Gravitational Potential Energy. 13. The Ballistic Pendulum and Projectile Motion. 14. Conservation of Momentum on the Air Track. 15. Conservation of Momentum on the Air Table. 16. Centripetal Acceleration of an Object in Circular Motion. 17. Moment of Inertia and Rotational Motion. 18. Archimedes' Principle. 19. The Pendulum-Approximate Simple Harmonic Motion. 20. Simple Harmonic Motion-Mass on a Spring. 21. Standing Waves on a String. 22. Speed of Sound-Resonance Tube. 23. Specific Heat of Metals. 24. Linear Thermal Expansion. 25. The Ideal Gas Law. 26. Equipotentials and Electric Fields. 27. Capacitance Measurement with a Ballistic Galvanometer. 28. Measurement of Electrical Resistance and Ohm's Law. 29. Wheatstone Bridge. 30. Bridge Measurement of Capacitance. 31. Voltmeters and Ammeters. 32. Potentiometer and Voltmeter Measurements of the emf of a Dry Cell. 33. The RC Time Constant. 34. Kirchhoff's Laws. 35. Magnetic Induction of a Current Carrying Long Straight Wire. 36. Alternating Current LR Circuits. 37. Alternating Current RC and LCR Circuits. 38. Oscilloscope Measurements. 39. Joule Heating of a Resistor. 40. Reflection and Refraction using a Ray Box. 41. Focal Length of Lenses. 42. Diffraction Grating Measurement of the Wavelength of Light. 43. Hydrogen Spectrum and the Rydberg Constant. 44. Simulated Radioactive Decay using Dice "Nuclei". 45. Geiger Counter Measurement of the Half-Life of Ba-137. 46. Nuclear Counting Statistics. 47. Absorption of Beta and Gamma Rays.

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