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Laboratory Manual to accompany Physics Matters: An Introduction to Conceptual Physics

Laboratory Manual to accompany Physics Matters: An Introduction to Conceptual Physics

James Trefil, Robert M. Hazen, Robert Ehrlich, Ania Wyczalkowski

ISBN: 978-0-471-26154-4

Jun 2004

176 pages

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Get hands-on experience with this Lab Manual! Designed to accompany Trefil’s Physics Matters, this Lab Manual contains 20 different labs covering major topics with common equipment.

Written by authors who have vast experience in communicating science to general audiences, Physics Matters conveys the principles of physics in a manner that is understandable to the non-scientist. In a prose style that is clear, engaging, and contemporary, it pays particular attention to the relevance of physics in comprehending our modern technological society and the issues created by those technologies.

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Experiment One. Perception; Making Estimates and Measurement; Units.

Experiment Two. Motion at Constant Velocity.

Experiment Three. Motion at Constant Acceleration.

Experiment Four. Forces- 1 Dimension.

Experiment Five. Forces in 2-Dimensions.

Experiment Six. Momentum Conservation.

Experiment Seven. Torques.

Experiment Eight. Work and Energy Conservation.

Experiment Nine. Archimedes’ Principle.

Experiment Ten. Radiant Heating and Cooling.

Experiment Eleven. Simple Harmonic Motion.

Experiment Twelve. Waves.

Experiment Thirteen. Ohm’s Law and Electric Circuit Part 1.

Experiment Fourteen. Electric Circuits Part 2, RC Decay.

Experiment Fifteen. Magnetic Fields.

Experiment Sixteen. Induction and Transformers.

Experiment Seventeen. Reflection, Refraction, and Polarization of Light.

Experiment Eighteen. Mirrors and Lenses.

Experiment Nineteen. Atomic Spectra.

Experiment Twenty. Nuclear Decay Simulation.

Index.