Over fifty extended projects are described in detail, at various levels of sophistication, aimed at both the advanced high school, as well as first and second year undergraduate physics students, and their instructors. Carrying out these projects may take anything from a few days to several weeks, and in some cases months. Each project description starts with a summary of theoretical background, proceeds to outline goals and possible avenues of exploration, suggests needed instrumentation, experimental setup and data analysis, and presents typical results which can serve as guidelines for the beginner researcher.The experiment on transverse vibrations in a string or wire is nowadays a standard laboratory exercise. We include it in this book because the variants we suggest lead to avenues not normally explored. Among these are ... Let beads of mass M be mounted at intervals d on a light string in equilibrium tension T0. In a firstanbsp;...
|Title||:||Physics Project Lab|
|Author||:||Paul Gluck, John King|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 2014-11-06|