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By FizziksGuy
Overview: Students experimentally determine the wavelength of a laser using the theory of Young's DoubleSlit Experiment.
Equipment:
HeNe Laser
Double Slit Slide
Projection Microscope
Transparent Ruler
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Description: A simple takehome lab in which students melt marshmallows in a microwave to experimentally determine the speed of electromagnetic waves in air using the wave equation and the given frequency of the microwave.
Objective: Determine the speed of light experimentally
Materials:
Microwave
Bag of marshmallows (preferably mini's)
Casserole dish
Butter
Metric ruler
Rice Krispies or graham crackers and chocolate
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A short lab in which students experimentally determine the absolute index of refraction for Lucite using two different shaped blocks (rectangular, triangular). Easily adaptable to other materials and shapes.
Materials:
Lasers
Transparent blocks
Protractors
Straightedges
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By FizziksGuy
Set of worksheets based on past Regents Physics exams around the topics of:
Types of waves
Wave mediums and propagation
Particles of a wave
Pulses
Wavelength
Amplitude
Direct link to the file on the APlusPhysics main site.
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By FizziksGuy
Set of worksheets with more than 50 problems exploring wave characteristics from past NY State Regents Physics Exams.
Key Concepts include:
period
frequency
wavelength
amplitude
the wave equation
Links directly to the main APlusPhysics site.
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By FizziksGuy
Worksheets consisting of questions from past NY Regents Physics Exams covering the behavior of waves such as:
standing waves
Doppler Effect
interference
resonance
Taken directly from the main APlusPhysics site.
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By FizziksGuy
A lab in which students oscillate an extended spring to create standing waves. By measuring the period or frequency of the standing waves, as well as the wavelength, students calculate the speed of the wave using the wave equation.
Ultimate goal of this lab is to have students understand that the type of wave and the medium determine the speed of the wave. The wave equation, holds true and describes a relationship, but the speed of the wave is not determined by adjusting the wavelength or frequency.
Materials:
Long springs
stopwatches
meter sticks
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By FizziksGuy
A set of worksheets using problems from past NY Regents Physics exams covering refraction / Snell's Law. This link is taken directly from the main APlusPhysics site.
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A set of NY Regents Physics Exam questions on the topic of the electromagnetic spectrum.
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By FizziksGuy
Reading guide for Glencoe: Physics Principles and Problems, Chapter 14.114.2
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Students explore the law of refraction / Snell's Law using the PHET Colorado Simulation "Bending Light."
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By FizziksGuy
A short review of wave phenomena such as echoes, interference, and standing waves.
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