Physics Laboratory Experiments

ISBN-10: 0547227485
ISBN-13: 9780547227481
Edition: 7th 2010
List price: $231.95
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List price: $231.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 6/11/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.772
Language: English

Jerry Wilson received his physics degrees from Ohio University (B.S., Ph.D.) and Union College in Schenectady, New York (M.S.). In addition to co-writing PHYSICS LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS, he is one of the original authors of the first edition of AN INTRODUCTION OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE (published in 1971) and has several other physics textbooks to his credit. Wilson is currently Emeritus Professor of Physics at Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina.

Cecilia Hern�ndez-Hall received her M.S. in physics from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayag�ez Campus, in 1993. After teaching for two years at the Mayag�ez and Cayey campuses, she joined the Physics Education Research Group at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where research in physics education was conducted with an emphasis on computerized instruction. Professor Hern�ndez has used computerized instruction with hundreds of her students, and she contributes to the computerized-instruction material throughout PHYSICS LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS. In 1998, Professor Hern�ndez joined the faculty of American River College. She also works for PASCO Scientific in Roseville, California, where she helps develop computer-assisted lab activities for college physics and write manuals for new equipment.

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
Resistivity
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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