Physics with Calculators

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Both books have 34 experiments in mechanics, sound, light, electricity, and magnetism. This book has a wide variety of experiments for Motion Detectors, Force Sensors, Light Sensors, Magnetic Field Sensors, Microphones, Current & Voltage Probes, Photogates, Temperature Probes, and Accelerometers. The complete table of contents is shown below. Experiments are included for eleven Vernier physics sensors.
Table of Contents 

Experiments Using a Motion Detector

Graph Matching
Accelerated Motion
Determining g on an Incline
Ball Toss
Air resistance (calculators)
Air resistance (computers)
Simple Harmonic Motion
Energy of a Tossed Ball
Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion
Momentum, Energy and Collisions
Impulse and Momentum
Back and Forth Motion

Experiments Using a Force Sensor

Newton's Second Law
Newton's Third Law
Static and Kinetic Friction
Impulse and Momentum

Experiments Using Photogates

Picket Fence Free Fall
Projectile Motion
Atwood's Machine
Pendulum Periods

Experiments Using Accelerometers

Bungee Jump Accelerations
Newton's Second Law
Centripetal Acceleration on a Turntable
Centripetal Accelerations at the Playground
Accelerations in the Real World

Experiments Using Microphones

Sound Waves and Beats
Speed of Sound

Experiments Using Temperature Probes

Newton's Law of Cooling

Experiments Using Current & Voltage Probes

Ohm's Law
Series and Parallel Circuits
Electrical Energy

Experiments Using Voltage Probes


Experiments Using a Magnetic Field Sensor

The Magnetic Field in a Coil
The Magnetic Field in a Slinky (calculators)
The Magnetic Field in a Slinky (computers)
The Magnetic Field of a Permanent Magnet

Experiments Using a Light Sensor

Polarization of Light
Light, Brightness and Distance

Each Vernier Lab Book includes:

Complete student experiments with materials list, step-by-step instructions, data tables, and questions.



Teacher Information section for each experiment with complete directions for setting up experiments, helpful hints, and sample graphs and data.



Word-processing files of the student sections on a CD so that any experiment may be easily edited to your specifications (Microsoft Word for Macintosh and Windows files). Each CD includes both the computer and calculator version of each student experiment!