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NYU Physics Department
Engineering Physics III


Engineering Physics labs include experiments from Physics I and II. Here you will find links to each lab. This is also the current order in which the experiments are performed in class.

work-energy   1.Oscilloscope

In this lab, the students become familiar with 2 oscilloscopes, the model 2120B made by BK Precision, and the SWS scope.







Download: Oscilloscope.pdf

newton's 2nd   2. Voltage, Current, and Resistance

The purpose of this experiment is to learn how voltage and currents are generated and measured in the laboratory, and to investigate how voltage and current are related in resistors.






Download: Voltage, Current, and Resistance.pdf

collision 1D   3. Current Balance

In this experiment, the students verify that the force between two wires in proportional to the product of the currents, and estimate the proportionality constant involved.






Download: Current Balance.pdf

conservation of energy   4. Charge to mass Ratio of Electron

In this experiment e/m of the electron is determined from the relationship between the electric potential used to accelerate the electron to a given speed, the strength of the magnetic field that influences the electron's motion, and the radius of the circular path which the electron follows.





Download: Charge to Mass Ratio of Electron.pdf

ballistic pendulum   5. Magnetic Field of a Circular Coil

In this experiment, students measure the magnetic field of a circular coil at distances that a fairly close to the coil.






Download: Magnetic Field of a Circular Coil.pdf

rotational motion   6. Lenses

In the experiment students will verify the lens equation and investigate several types of lenses.







collision 1D   7. Spectroscopy

In this experiment, students use a grating spectrometer to observe and measure the line spectra of various discharge lamps.






Download: Spectroscopy2.pdf

oscillation   8. Diffraction and Interference

In this experiment students examine what happens when a plane coherent monochromatic beam of light from a laser is incident on single slits of various widths, and double slits of various widths and separations.





Download: Interference.pdf

  9. Absorption of Radiation

Topics to be investigated in this experiment include the statistics of radioactive decay and the attenuation of beta and gamma rays by matter.






Download: Radiation.pdf

motion1   10. Motion 1 + 2

This experiment familiarizes the student with the lab'ssoftware Science Workshop (SWS) and motion sensor. Also, for the second part of the experiment the students study the relationships between position, velocity, acceleration, and time. This lab focuses on the one dimensional case where each quantity can be considered as a scalar. Acceleration is also taken to be constant.







Download: Motion 1+2.pdf

work-energy   11. Work-Energy

The work-energy relationship is explored by looking at the energy of a glider and weight at different positions during a fall.







Download: Work Energy.pdf


conservation of energy   12. Conservation of Energy

This experiment's purpose is to verify the concepts of potential energy and conservation of energyfor the the uniform gravitational field and for an ideal Hooke's Law spring.






Download: Conservation of Energy.pdf