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Physical Pendulum Minimum Period

The period of a physical pendulum is measured with its mass in various positions. Starting with the mass furthest from the pivot gives a long...

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Archimedes' Principle

The buoyant force on several objects is measured by taking the difference between the object's weight in air, and its apparent weight in water....

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Heat and Temperature

Explore the relationship between heat and temperature by measuring the amount of temperature change in two different volumes of the same fluid,...

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Transfer of Heat by Radiation

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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Specific Heat

Use a temperature sensor to measure the temperature change of a volume of warm water when a cold piece of metal is placed in it. Determine the...

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Electrical Equivalent of Heat

Determine the amount of electrical energy (in Joules) that is equivalent to a certain amount of thermal energy (in calories) by measuring the...

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Boyle's Law

Rediscover Boyle's Law by holding the temperature of a gas constant and changing the volume of the gas, and measuring the volume and the absolute...

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Absolute Zero

A constant-volume gas thermometer is used to determine the value of absolute zero in degrees Celsius by plotting Temperature vs. Absolute Pressure...

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Sound Waves

Explore the characteristics of different sounds, the waves that produce sounds, and the fundamentals of frequency and harmonics within different...

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Standing Waves on a String

Examine how the amount of tension required to produce a standing wave in a vibrating string of fixed length and mass density is affected by the...

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