PHY 207 - EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS I

1 Unit(s)


The laboratory course consists of a group of experiments drawn from diverse areas of Physics (Optics, Electromagnetism, Mechanics, Modern Physics, and electrical and electronics instrument etc.); determination of the moment of inertia of flywheel; principles of moment; principles of kinematics, spiral spring, determination of the acceleration of gravity by means of a compound pendulum, coefficient of static and dynamic friction for wood; determination of the focal length of an inaccessible converging lens by Newton’s method; determination of the focal length of a converging lens by the self-conjugate method. Determination of the focal length of a diverging lens using a concave mirror and a converging lens. Calibration of a voltmeter using a potentiometer circuit, measurement of the resistivity of the material of a wire; comparison of two nearly equal low resistance, using the Carey-Foster bridge, calibration of ammeter using a potentiometer circuit, determination of the temperature coefficient of resistance of a copper coil use of potentiometer as an ideal voltmeter and use of potentiometer to compare two emfs; determination of unknown length of wire, determination of the specific latent heat of ice, determination of the specific heat capacity of a liquid by method of electrical heating, determination of the cubical expansivity of water at various temperature ranges; determination of the thermal conductivity of a good conducting material (sears’ method).