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...

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....

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,...

Explore how heat energy is lost by a hot object and show how radiation is affected by the different surfaces of a hot object.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sound Waves

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

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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