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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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Physical Pendulum

A rod oscillates as a physical pendulum. The period is measured directly by the Rotary Motion Sensor, and the value is compared to the theoretical...

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Oscillation of a Cart and Springs

The period of oscillation of the cart and spring system is measured using the Smart Cart Position Sensor. The effect on the period is investigated...

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Conservation of Angular Momentum

A non-rotating ring is dropped onto a rotating disk. The angular speed is measured immediately before the drop and after the ring stops sliding...

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