# Physics and Astronomy Labs

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## Labs performed at WSU-Lake

1. Sound speed and the relativity of rhythm
2. ♠/Slide whistles and harmony
3. Uniform acceleration tapping basketball with spitwads
4. Air drag coefficient on a rolling ping-pong ball
5. The most beautiful equation in mathematics (related to above)
6. Static forces
7. Force table
8. Vernier force probe
9. Vernier scale
10. Angular size
11. Beads on string drop
12. Parallax Need Jill's photos showing error and 13s photo of reenactment. Nothing there except post placement for jill's photos.
13. Heisenberg's uncertainty and Beethoven's fugue
14. Video showing how a shop vac can demonstrate the Bernoulli force
15. The Leyden jar and the Van de Graff generator
16. Optics: Thin lens equation (ray diagram)
17. https://almamiddleschoolscience.wikispaces.com/file/view/The+Big+Bang+Theory+Lab+2012+upload+color+version.doc
18. Graphical integration of uniform acceleration
19. Celestial sphere (under construction)
20. MATLAB/Cookbook Many of our labs should be virtual.
21. Bell's theorem/Introduction#Lab activity Uses concept of vectors to explain how a third polarizing filter can enhance the light that passes through a pair of filters that block the light.
22. Gases and gas laws/Boyle's law lab
23. w:Lénárt_sphere see images at w:Lénárt_sphere#Related_products and talk page

## Lab Quizzes

1. Unless otherwise announced, the number of questions taken from these quizzes will never exceed 10% of the test.
2. Students: Please do not edit these quizzes, use the student sandbox instead. Also, when you study, sure to check the history page to ensure that your instructor was the most recent editor. These are "live" links.
• March 18,2015: phy1060 (under construction)
• March 18,2015: phy1120 Covers the concept of current, voltage, energy, and force in the analog between electric and gravitational fields. This quiz is inspired by the Van der Graff generator demonstration.

## Student input

The following pages are available for tinkering by students. It is not possible for a page to be edited on two computers at the same time, so if you want your instructor to edit your page close it.

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## Other optics projects

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how to use the flip camera and other information on campus video cameras

We need to know the speed capability of videos. Since this is a purely educational project, we don't need research grade speed costing thousands of dollars. Instead we need something for about a hundred dollars.

• We have a w:flip cameraultra that does 60 fps
• The tech guy found a 98\$ thing that does 120, 60, 30 fps.
• Rod Cross's slinky video at 300 fps.

How to use the flip:

• What used to be the "shot" button is on/off with hold required
• Triangle plays videos and brings up prior
• Red button start/stop vidoe and
• up/down zooms
• left right changes videos
• The phy1120 class solved the problem of editing videos The two male *A the H*.
• Youtube video. We think these edited videos must first be saved to the camera.