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Physics Laboratory Experiments

ISBN-10: 0618382593
ISBN-13: 9780618382590
Edition: 6th 2005
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $240.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 5/5/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.288

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. The Sixth Edition includes a set of "computer-assisted experiments" that allow students and instructors to use this modern equipment. 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. The manual includes 14 new integrated experimentscomputerized and traditionalthat can also be used independently of one another. Ten of these integrated experiments are included in the standard (bound) edition; four are available for customization. Instructors may elect to customize the manual to include only those experiments they want. The bound volume includes the 33 most commonly used experiments that have appeared in previous editions; an additional 16 experiments are available for examination online. Instructors may choose any of these experiments49 in allto produce a manual that explicitly matches their course needs. Each experiment includes six components that aid students in their analysis and interpretation: Advance Study Assignment, Introduction and Objectives, Equipment Needed, Theory, Experimental Procedures, and Laboratory Report and Questions.

Cecilia Hern�ndez 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.

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.

Note: In this, the experiments that incorporate both traditional and computer instruction are denoted with a "TI/CI" abbreviation in front of the title of the experiment
In some instances, the TI and CI components are not the same, so the title for each component is listed separately
The experiments that only involve traditional instruction do not have any abbreviations next to them
Experiments available in the bound volume
Experimental Uncertainty (Error) and Data Analysis
Measurement Instruments (Mass, Volume, and Density)
(TI/CI) Uniformly Accelerated Motion (Includes third method at the end of the traditional and computer components that uses free-fall spark timer apparatus)
The Addition and Resolution of Vectors: The Force Table
(TI/CI) Newton\'s Second Law: The Atwood Machine
(TI/CI) Conservation of Linear Momentum
Projectile Motion: The Ballistic Pendulum
Centripetal Force
(TI/CI) Friction
Work and Energy
Torques, Equilibrium, and Center of Gravity
(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 Methods and Wheatstone Bridge Method
The Temperature Dependence of Resistance
(TI/CI) Resistances in Series and Parallel
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 the Rydberg Constant
(TI) The Transmission Diffraction 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
Material Properties
Mathematical and Physical Constants
Standard Deviation and Method of Least Square
Graphing Exponential Functions Experiments available only in customized orders
The Scientific Method: The Simple Pendulum
(TI/CI) Rotational Motion and Moment of Inertia
Conservation of Angular Momentum and Enery: 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
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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