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## MATHEMATICAL SCIENCE CENTRE## Physics |

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PHYSICS EXPERIMENTS
Mechanics Experiment 1. Measurement of velocity and acceleration. 2. To show that a is proportional to F. 3. Verification of the principle of conservation of momentum. 4. Measurement of g. 5. Verification of Boyle’s law. 6. Investigation of the laws of equilibrium for a set of co-planar forces. 7. Investigation of relationship between period and length for a simple pendulum and hence calculation of g.
HEAT: Experiments 1. Calibration curve of a thermometer using the laboratory mercury thermometer as a standard. 2. Measurement of specific heat capacity, e.g. of water or a metal by a mechanical or electrical method. 3. Measurement of the specific latent heat of fusion of ice. 4. Measurement of the specific latent heat of vaporisation of water.
LIGHT: Experiments 1. Measurement of the focal length of a concave mirror. 2. Verification of Snell’s law of refraction. 3. Measurement of the refractive index of a liquid or a solid. 4. Measurement of the focal length of a converging lens. 5. Measurement of the wavelength of monochromatic light.
SOUND: Experiments 1. Measurement of the speed of sound in air. 2. Investigation of the variation of fundamental frequency of a stretched string with length. 3. Investigation of the variation of fundamental frequency of a stretched string with tension
ELECTRICITY: Experiments 1. Verification of Joule’s law (as ∆θ proportional I 2. Measurement of the resistivity of the material of a wire. 3. To investigate the variation of the resistance of a metallic conductor with temperature. 4. To investigate the variation of the resistance of a thermistor with temperature. 5. To investigate the variation of current (I ) with pd (V ) for (a) metallic conductor (b) filament bulb (c) copper sulfate solution with copper electrodes (d) semiconductor diode. |