NCSSM Physics/Topics (PHY 110) Labs

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superscripts on lab numbers below indicate labs that use Vernier software/hardware, Pasco software/hardware, and/or CBL technology
labs beginning with the letter A
cover kinematics, forces, and conservation of energy and momentum


LAB NUMBER LAB TITLE click here for html version click here for rtf version
A1V (1996) Investigating Motion with the Sonic Ranger (DOS Version) html rtf
A1V (2000)
Investigating Motion with the Sonic Ranger (Windows Version)
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A1V(2000)
Investigating Motion using Logger (Windows Version)
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A2 Constant-Acceleration Motion in One Dimension html rtf
A3VP The Acceleration of Gravity html rtf
VC The Acceleration of Gravity determined from a Bouncing Ball html rtf
A4 (1996) Trajectories on the Air Table: Projectile Motion html rtf
A4 (2000)
Trajectories on the Air Table: Projectile Motion (Video Lab)
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A5VP Measuring Acceleration with a Picket Fence html rtf
A5PC Measuring Acceleration with a Picket Fence (CBL version) html rtf
A6VP Newton's Second Law html rtf
A7 Experiments in Surface Friction html rtf
A8aP The Acceleration of a Playground Swing html rtf
Video Prelab to A8b
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A8bP Measuring the Acceleration of a Playground Merry-go-round html rtf
A8cP Measuring the Acceleration of Elevators html rtf
A8dP Measuring Distances with the Horizontal and Vertical Accelerometers html rtf
A8eP
Testing the Horizontal Accelerometer on a Merry-go-round
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Instructions for using the Vertical Accelerometer html rtf
Instructions for using the Horizontal Accelerometer html rtf
A9P Circular Motion at the NC State Fair html rtf
A9DS Data Shet for Lab A9 html rtf
A10 A Conserved Quantity in Collisions html rtf
A10DS Data Sheet for Lab A10 html rtf
A11 Center of Mass Motion Before and After a Collision html rtf
A12 (1996) Conservation of Linear Momentum and Energy in a Two-dimensional Elastic Collision html rtf
Prelab For A12 Video Lab
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A12 (1997)
Conservation of Linear Momentum and Energy in a Two-dimensional Elastic Collision (Video Lab)
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A15 How Many Pennies Will Stay on a Rotating Turntable? html rtf
A16
Kinetic and Potential Energy of a Pendulum
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Labs beginning with letter D cover the topics of Electricity and Magnetism


LAB NUMBER LAB TITLE click here for html version click here for rtf version
D1 Static Electricity html rtf
D2 Ohm's Law html rtf
D3 The Oscilloscope html rtf
D4 Batteries, Bulbs, and Capacitors html rtf
D5 The Resistance of Light Bulbs html rtf
D6 Combinations of Resistances html rtf
D7 Currents and Voltage Drops in Series and Parallel Circuits html rtf
D8 Magnetic Field Lines html rtf
D9
The Magnetic Field Around a Current-Carrying Wire
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D10 Motors and Generators html rtf
D11
Lenz's Law
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D13
Motion of Charged Particles in Electric and Magnetic Fields
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Labs beginning with Letter E cover the topics of Radioactivity & Nuclear Physics


LAB NUMBER LAB TITLE click here for html version click here for rtf version
E1P Statistics of Radioactive Decay html rtf
E2P Factors that Affect the Detection Rate of a Geiger Counter html rtf
E3P The Number of Atoms in a Radioactive Source html rtf
Labs beginning with Letter C
cover the topic of Oscillatory Motion (including springs, sound, and light)


LAB NUMBER LAB TITLE click here for html version click here for rtf version
C1VC The Behavior of Springs html rtf
C2VC Oscillating Springs: Characterizing the Motion with an Equation 
(without accelerometers)
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C2VC (A)
Oscillating Springs: Characterizing the Motion with an Equation
(with accelerometers)
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C3 Standing Waves on a Helical Spring html rtf
C4 Wave Pulses on Springs html rtf
C5 Conservation of energy with a retractable ball point pen html rtf
C6V Investigating Sound with the Computer and Oscilloscope html rtf
Appendix for lab C6
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C7V Investigating Sound with the Computer and Oscilloscope, part 2 html rtf
C8V Harmonics of Musical Instruments html rtf
C10 The Width of a Human Hair html rtf

 
Vernier Simulation Software
Vernier Projectile Software
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Vernier's Charged Particle Software
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CBL Labs or Demos for Teacher Workshops or Meeting Presentations
Inverse Square Law of Light
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Tuning Forks (determining the frequency, amplitude, 
equation for pressure as a function of time, & beat frequency)

 

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