Exploratory Problem #1: The Electric Field from Two Point
Charges

Problem #2: The Electric Field of Parallel Charged Plates

Problem #3: The Electric Field of an Uncharged Ring

Problem #4: Gravitational Attraction and the Electron

Problem #5: Deflection of an Electron Beam by an Electric Field

Problem #6: Deflection of an Electron Beam and Velocity

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What is Expected in a Lab Report

Laboratory I Cover Sheet

Exploratory Problem #1: Simple circuits

Exploratory Problem #2: More
Complex Circuits

Problem #3: Resistors and
Light Bulbs

Problem #4: Circuit Analysis
(Part A)

Problem #5: Circuit Analysis
(Part B)

Problem #6: When To Use
Quantitative Rules

Exploratory Problem #7: Short
Circuits

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Laboratory Report Cover Sheet

Problem #1: Permanent Magnets

Problem #2: Current Carrying Wires

Exploratory Problem #3: Measuring Magnetic Fields: Permanent
Magnets

Problem #4: Measuring the Magnetic Field of One Coil

Problem #5: Measuring the Magnetic Field of Two Parallel Coils

Exploratory Problem #6: Magnets and Moving Charge

Problem #7: Magnetic Force on a Moving Charge

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Laboratory III Cover Sheet

Exploratory Problem #1: Magnetic Induction

Problem #2: The Generator

Problem #3: Time-Varying Magnetic Fields

A Brief Introduction to RMS Measurements

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Laboratory IV Cover Sheet

- Appendix A: Equipment
- Appendix B: Significant Figures
- Appendix C: Accuracy, Precision, and Error
- Appendix D: Graphing
- 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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