Radio antenna tour (depending on weather)
Note wavelength, shape, focusing and overall size
Inverse square law: butter gun
dB and focusing: 3 dB (la...
First, let's start with the radio from last chapter:
Recall that this created an oscillating electric current between the L and C. Rec...
[LC tank circuit.png]
[Download file "circuit-construction-kit-ac_en.jar"]
[Download file "circuit-construction-kit-ac-virtual-l...
Flux comes from the latin word for "flow"
Think of a water flume (square pipe) of width w and height h. Area = w x h
Units for this would be m x m or...
Review: E fields vs. B fields
Rowboat in wind example: turns until in line with wind (parallel to field lines)
Cyclotron bubble chamber (liquid hydro...
what is a CME? why should we care?
what is EMP? how is it similar to CME? why should we care?
ferromagnets vs. electromagnets...
Explain why sailors used magnetic compasses while the Arab voyagers did not. Hint: one travels on the desert.
Look up the various wa...
[Download file "physics exams toto.pdf"]
distance = rate x time
This goes way back to your math classes using this formula. In our...
We will have several days to complete this lab, so don't panic. You may do these segments in any order, in groups of two or less (no mega-group...
Our study of waves will involve the following worksheets created by Mr. Bleckel:
[Download file "Waves2017.pdf"]
[Download file "waves2 2017...
Projectile motion challenge:
Your challenge is to use the simulations below to create your own projectile motion test lab.
Keep in mind w...
Physics energy modules
Kill-a-Watt: Watts, Amps, Volts (Ohms)
VOM use: Ohms, Volts, P=VI = V2/r, PF = 1.00
[Download file "Physics lab: elab2.pdf"]
Module 1: measurement-volts, ohms, AC and DC
VOM meter: 2 lead VOM, e.g. Fluke Model 114
Measure ohms shor...
Please email me your responses by Sunday night:
1. Explain the limitations of using parallax to determine star distances
2. Use three star na...
ships with no sea
We're now moving into the part of your Honors Physics course I've been looking forward to: the study of Astronomy and Astrophysics. What's the ...
We use electricity to heat water many times in our lives: cooking, cleaning, bathing and so on. How efficient are these heating methods? That's...
[Download file "LuigiBalboPhysicsHonors.pdf"]