# UCD: Physics 9A Lab

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- 16521

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- Read Me: About Labs in Physics 9
- This section provides an explanation of what is expected from students in the laboratory portion of Physics 9.

- Lab 1: Uncertainty and Confirmation of Hypotheses
- An exploration of the basic tenets of experimental science using a specific example, with particular emphasis on uncertainty and the role it plays in confirming an hypothesis.

- Lab 2: Graphical Methods of Data Analysis
- We develop a means for using an experiment to determine functional dependence using graphical methods.

- Lab 3: Examining Air Resistance
- We take a closer look at an effect we usually ignore.

- Lab 4: Static Friction
- We employ a couple more elements of uncertainty analysis to explore the physical property of static friction.

- Lab 5: Energy Forms
- We launch a spring into the air, using its own elastic potential energy, to test a claim about the percentage of mechanical energy that is lost when the coils of the spring slam together during the launch.

- Lab 6: Momentum and Impulse
- In this lab we test the impulse-momentum theorem, and examine momentum and kinetic energy conservation in the context of various 1-dimensional collisions.

- Lab 7: Navigating the Conservation Laws
- We perform the "Tarzan swings on a vine to rescue Jane" experiment. Like the ballistic pendulum that appears in the text, this involves a nice combination of the conservation laws of energy and momentum.

- Lab 8: Rotational Dynamics
- We compute the moment of inertia of a ring using its mass and geometry, they seek to confirm this calculation by observing how it reacts dynamically.

- Lab 9: Static Equilibrium
- We use what we know about static equilibrium to study a system consisting of a metal bar, strings, and pulleys.