### Laboratory 0: Momentum and Energy Conservation

Problem #1: Perfectly Inelastic Collisions on an Air Track

Problem #2: Inelastic Collision on an Air Track

Problem #3: Collisions With Friction

Check Your Understanding

Laboratory 0 Cover Sheet

### Laboratory I: Rotational Motion of Rigid Bodies

Problem #1: Designing a Mobile

Problem #2: Rotational Inertia of a Complex System

Problem #3: Rotational Inertia About Different Axes

Problem #4: Rotational Inertia With an Off-Axis Ring

Problem #5: Angular Velocity and the Moment (Lever) Arm

Problem #6: Conservation of Angular Momentum

Check Your Understanding

What is Expected in a Lab Report

Laboratory I Cover Sheet

### Laboratory II: Mechanical Oscillations

Problem #1: Measuring Spring Constants

Problem #2: The Effective Spring Constant

Problem #3: Oscillation Frequency With Two Springs

Problem #4: Oscillation Frequency of an Extended System

Exploratory Problem #5: Damped Oscillations

Exploratory Problem #6: Driven Oscillations

Check Your Understanding

Laboratory Report Cover Sheet

### Laboratory III: Conservation of Energy and Heat

Problem #1: Identifying Unknown Metals

Problem #2: The Composition of a Compound Object

Problem #3: The Unknown Metal in Nickel Coins

Problem #4: Latent Heat and the Mass of Ice

Problem #5: Electrical Energy and Heat

Problem #6: Mechanical Energy and Heat

Table of Thermal Properties of Metals, Water and Alcohol

Check Your Understanding

Laboratory III Cover Sheet

### Appendices

- Appendix A: Equipment
- Appendix B: Significant Figures
- Appendix C: Accuracy, Precision, and Error
- Appendix D: Graphing
- Appendix E: Graphical and Numerical Analysis of Spark Tape Data
- Appendix F: Sample Problem Report
- Appendix G: Instructions for Using the Computer Lab-prep Tests

### Acknowledgments

The authors would like to thank all the people who have contributed to the development of the problems and appendices used in this laboratory manual:

Peter West

John Trammell

Prof. Pat Kenealy**Igor Zutic

Prof. Dan Lottis*

Kristine SigsbeeJoel Kindem

Michael Weber

Charles HendersonDavid Dikeman

Prof. Ben Bayman

John CapriottiBruce Palmquist

Denise Leezer

Dave DemuthJaena Streets

Jennifer BlueAnd all of the graduate students who helped to find the 'bugs' in these instructions.

**Authors**Patricia Heller

Kenneth Heller

Tom Foster

Julia Stephen

* Miami University, Miami Ohio.

** Long Beach State University, Long Beach California

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