# 850 Comprehensive Physics System

Product Code: UI-5800D

## Description

A complete set of physics labs and equipment designed for use with the 850 Universal Interface and PASCO Capstone software.

The 850 Comprehensive Physics System consists of 83 experiments and all the equipment and sensors needed to perform these experiments. The experiments span the topics of mechanics,
waves, optics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism (see below for a complete list of experiments). The equipment and sensor bundles for the three subject areas are shown in the above images. For full details on any of the three component bundles (Mechanics, Waves, Optics, and Thermodynamics, or Electromagnetism) click on the links in the Includes section.

The included experiment manual contains instructions written in Word®, a PASCO Capstone electronic workbook, and sample data.

The key to a successful lab is a PASCO Capstone electronic workbook. These workbooks have step-by-step instructions with live embedded displays such as graphs, FFTs, oscilloscopes, and meters. They contain the theory, experiment set-up, procedure, data analysis, and questions designed to get the students to think about their results.

These electronic workbooks can be easily modified by teachers to fit their individual needs.

Note: This product includes a conductive ink pen, which has a 6 month shelf life and and is not refillable. For longest life, store the pen in a refrigerator when not in use.

## Experiments

### Mechanics (49 Experiments)

1. Introduction to Measurement
2. Uncertainty and Error Analysis
3. Relative Motion
4. Match Graph-Position and Velocity vs. time
5. Instantaneous and Average Speed
6. Position and Velocity
7. Acceleration
• Constant Acceleration: Graph P, V, A for a Fan Cart
• Constant Velocity and Constant Acceleration
8. Equations of Motion
9. Acceleration Due to Gravity
10. Acceleration of a Freely Falling Picket Fence
11. Constant Acceleration: Graph P, V, A for a Cart on Incline
12. Projectile Motion
13. Projectile Motion-Against Wall
14. Newton’s First Law – No Net Force
15. Newton’s Second Law – Acceleration
16. Newton’s Second Law – Force & Acceleration
17. Newton’s Second Law – Push-Pull a Cart
18. Newton’s Third Law – Tug-of-War
19. Newton’s Laws – Net Force
20. Newton’s Second Law – Atwood’s Machine
21. Newton’s Second Law –Acceleration on an Inclined Plane
22. Static Equilibrium
23. Coefficients of Static and Sliding Friction
24. Friction & Newton’s Second Law
25. Magnetic Drag
• Magnetic Drag Part 1
• Magnetic Drag Part 2
26. Air Drag
27. Centripetal Force on a Pendulum
28. Conservation of Energy – Cart on an Inclined Plane
29. Gravitational Potential Energy
30. Conservation of Energy for a Simple Pendulum
31. Hooke’s Law and Elastic Potential Energy
32. Work-Energy Theorem: Compare W to ΔE
33. Conservation of Momentum and KE in Collisions
34. Impulse and Change in Momentum
35. Ballistic Pendulum
36. Newton’s 2nd Law for Rotation
37. Rotational Inertia
38. Rotational Kinetic Energy
39. Conservation of Angular Momentum
40. Static Equilibrium of a Rigid Body
41. Oscillations: Springs in Series and Parallel
42. Oscillations of Cart and Springs
43. Equations of Motion for Oscillations
44. Driven Harmonic Motion – Mass on a Spring
45. Physical Pendulum
46. Period of a Large Amplitude Pendulum
47. Variable-g Pendulum
49. Archimedes’ Principle – Buoyant Force

### Waves, Optics and Thermodynamics(22 Experiments)

1. Heat and Temperature
2. Transfer of Energy by Radiation
3. Specific Heat
4. Electrical Equivalent of Heat
5. Boyle’s Law: P and V of a Gas at Constant T
6. Absolute Zero
7. Behavior and Characteristics of Sound Waves
8. Standing Waves on a String
9. Resonant Modes of Sound in a Tube
10. Speed of Sound in Air
11. Superposition of Sound Waves
12. Interference of Sound Waves
13. Shadow and Color in Light
14. Object and Image Distances for a Thin Lens
15. Light Properties
• Reflection
• Refraction
• Dispersion
16. Focal Length of a Concave Mirror
17. Optical Instruments: Telescope and Microscope
18. Variation of Light Intensity
19. Light Intensity versus Distance
20. Polarization: Verify Malus’ Law
21. Brewster’s Angle
22. Diffraction of Light

### Electromagnetism(16 Experiments)

1. Electrostatic Charges
2. Electric Field Mapping
3. Ohm’s Law
4. Series Parallel Circuits
5. Kirchhoff’s Laws: Resistors in Series and Parallel
6. Capacitance
7. RC Circuit
8. LRC Series Circuits & Resonance
9. General Properties of Diodes
10. Build a Rectifier
11. Transistor 1 – The NPN Transistor as a Digital Switch
12. Transistor 2 – Measure the Current Gain
13. Earth’s Magnetic Field
14. Magnetic Field Mapping
15. Induction – Magnet Through a Coil
16. Magnetic Field in a Current-Carrying Coil

## Support Documents

Manuals
Basic Electrostatics System Manual English 2.80 MB