Universal 550 Physics Experiment Manual

Product Code: UI-5831


In this parallel resistor experiment, the 550 Universal Interface is used as the DC power supply and is used to measure the output voltage and the voltage across the resistors. The Wireless Current Sensor Module is used in-line in the circuit to measure the current in each loop.


This complete manual is included with the 550 Universal Physics System (UI-5830). Each experiment consists of student instructions in a Word® document that the instructor can modify as they like, a PASCO Capstone setup file ready for data collection, a Capstone file with sample data, and all the lab equipment required for the experiment. All of this content is provided on a flash drive.


00 Universal 550 Physics Experiment Manual
01 Introduction to Measurement
02 Uncertainty and Error Analysis
03 Graph Matching
04 Instantaneous and Average Velocity and Speed
05 Motion with Constant Acceleration
06 Equations of Motion for Constant Acceleration
07 Acceleration Due to Gravity
08 Freefall of a Picket Fence
09 Acceleration on an Inclined Track
10 Projectile Range vs. Launch Angle
11 Newton’s First Law
12 Newton’s Second Law
13 Force and Acceleration
14 Inertia and Newton’s Second Law
15 Newton’s Third Law
16 External Force and Newton’s Laws
17 Atwood’s Machine
18 Friction and Newton’s Laws
19 Centripetal, Tangential, and Angular Acceleration
20 Conservation of Energy on an Inclined Track
21 Hooke’s Law
22 Conservation of Energy of a Simple Pendulum
23 Work-Energy Theorem
24 Conservation of Momentum
25 Impulse and Momentum
26 Ballistic Pendulum
27 Newton’s Second Law for Rotation
28 Rotational Inertia
29 Rotational Kinetic Energy
30 Conservation of Angular Momentum
31 Oscillation of a Cart and Springs
32 Physical Pendulum
33 Large Amplitude Pendulum
34 Archimedes’ Principle
35 Transfer of Heat by Radiation
36 Specific Heat
37 Boyle’s Law
38 Resonance in Air Columns
39 Speed of Sound in Air
40 Superposition of Sound Waves
41 Interference of Sound Waves
42 Object and Image Distances for a Thin Lens
43 Reflection
44 Refraction
45 Dispersion
46 Focal Length of a Concave Mirror
47 Telescope and Microscope
48 Variation of Light Intensity
49 Light Intensity versus Distance
50 Polarization
51 Brewster’s Angle
52 Interference and Diffraction of Light
53 Electrostatic Charges
54 Electric Field Mapping
55 Ohm’s Law
56 Series and Parallel Circuits
57 Kirchhoff’s Circuit Laws
58 RC Circuit
59 General Properties of Diodes
60 Magnetic Field Mapping
61 Induction: Magnet through a Coil