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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 I2).

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.

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