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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCE CENTRE
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.
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.
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.
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
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.