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Object and Image Distances for a Thin Lens

The purpose of this activity is to determine the relationship between object distance and image distance for a thin convex lens. Use a light...

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Interference of Sound Waves

The purpose of this activity is to measure and analyze the behavior of two sounds that combine to produce beats. This activity also examines...

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Superposition of Sound Waves

This experiment uses the Capstone Calculator to add two waves having different amplitudes and phases. The results are graphed.

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Speed of Sound in Air

The purpose of this activity is to measure the speed of sound in air using a tube that is closed at one end. Use a Sound Sensor to record the...

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Resonance in Air Columns

A sine wave generator drives an open speaker to create a standing sound wave in a resonance tube. The driving frequency and the length of the...

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Boyle's Law

This lab uses the Ideal Gas Law Apparatus syringe to examine Boyle's Law. Using this apparatus, you will hold the temperature of a gas constant...

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Specific Heat

A temperature sensor is used to measure the temperature change of a volume of warm water when a cold piece of metal is placed in it. The data...

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Transfer of Heat by Radiation

In this lab you will explore how heat energy is lost by a hot object and show how radiation is affected by the different surfaces of a hot object.

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Archimedes’ Principle

In this lab, the buoyant force on an object is measured by taking the difference between the object's weight in air, and its apparent weight...

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Large Amplitude Pendulum

This experiment explores the oscillatory motion of a physical pendulum for both small and large amplitudes. Waveforms are examined for angular...

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