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Induction: Magnet through a Coil

The purpose of this experiment is to examine Faraday’s Law of Induction. A magnet will be dropped through a coil and the voltage across the...

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Magnetic Field Mapping

The purpose of this experiment is to help visualize the magnetic field by using small compasses to trace magnetic field lines for a dipole, a...

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General Properties of Diodes

The purpose of this experiment is to investigate the characteristic curves (I vs. V) of various types of diodes and to determine their “turn-on”...

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RC Circuit

The manner by which the voltage on a capacitor decreases is studied. The half-life for the decay is measured directly and also calculated using...

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Kirchhoff’s Circuit Laws

Kirchhoff’s Junction Rule and Loop Rule form the basis of all circuit analysis. Here we verify the laws for a resistive circuit.

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Series and Parallel Circuits

Series/Parallel circuits are reduced to an equivalent resistance and that resistance is verified by measuring the total current and total voltage....

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Ohm's Law

The purpose of this experiment is to verify Ohm’s Law for commercially manufactured resistors and to examine the limits of validity for Ohm’s...

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Electric Field Mapping

The purpose of this qualitative activity is to introduce the students to the concept of a field and to make the idea of the electric field more...

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Electrostatic Charges

Compare and contrast the results of three different methods of charging: (1) rubbing two objects together; (2) touching a charged object to a...

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Interference and Diffraction of Light

The distances between the central maximum and the diffraction minima for a single slit are measured by scanning the laser pattern with a light...

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