1931 Physics Lab Manual- Contents
Cochise College 
posted by Roger N. Weller  (wellerr@cochise.edu)
edited:  4/13/15

New Laboratory Experiments in Practical Physics
  by N. Henry Black, 1931- 262 pages
 

Searchable Table of Contents
 
MECHANICS Experiments
      Cover
      Preface
      Suggestions to Teachers
      Suggestions to Students
 1.  Measurement of Length-  page 8
 2.  Density of Wood- page 12
 3.  The Straight Lever-  page 19
 4.  Weight of a Lever and Its Center of Gravity-  page 22
 5.  Parallel Forces- page 25
 6.  Inclined Plane- page 28
 7.  Sliding Friction- page 31
 8.  Efficiency of a Commercial Block and Tackle- page 35
 9.  An Automobile Jackscrew- page 38
10. Buoyancy of Liquids- Archimedes Principle- page 42
11. Specific Gravity of Solids- page 45
12. Specific Gravity of a Liquid- page 49
13. Water Motor- page 53
14. The Mercury Barometer- page 56
15. Density of Air- page 58
16. Compressibility of Air- Boyle's Law- page 61
17. Measurement of Gas Pressure- page 67
18. Concurrent Forces- Parallelogram Law- page 70
19. A Simple Crane- page 74
20. The Bridge Truss- page 77
21. Breaking Strength of Wire- page 81
22. Elasticity of Spiral Springs- Hooke's law- page 85
23. Bending of Rods- page 87
24. Accelerated Motion- page 91
25. The Simple Pendulum- page 96

HEAT Experiments

26. Work Done by a Pile Driver- page 98
27. The Fixed Point of a Thermometer- page 102
28. Linear Expansion of a Solid- page 106
29. Cubical Expansion of Air- page 109
30. Heat Insulators- Thermos Bottle- page 112
31. Specific Heat of a Metal- page- page114
32. Cooling through the Melting Point- page 119
33. The Heat for Melting Ice- page 121
34. The Heat of Condensation of Steam- page 124
35. Dew Point and Relative Humidity- page 127
36. A Commercial Gas Stove- page 131

MAGNETISM and ELECTRICITY Experiments

37. Magnetic Lines of Force- page 135 
38. Electromotive Force of a Voltaic Cell- page 139
39. Polarization and Recuperation of a Dry Cell- page 143

40. Voltage between Points on a Conductor- page 144
41. Resistance in Series and Parallel- page 147
42. Measurement of Resistance by Wheatstone Bridge- page 150
43. Magnetic Effect of a Current- page 151
44. Measurement of a Current by a Copper Coulometer- page 157
45. Charge and Discharge of a Storage Battery- page 161
46. An Electric Heater- page 164
47. Induced Currents- page 167
48. Electric Generator and Motor- page 170
49. Efficiency of an Electric Motor- page 174
50. Alternating Current Transformer- page 177
51. Reactance and Impedance- page 182
52. Vacuum Tube Rectifier- page 185

SOUND Experiments

53. Frequency of a Tuning Fork- page 188
54. Wave Length- Velocity of Sound in Air- page 191
55. Vibrating Strings- page 194
56. Bunsen Photometer- page 197
57. Image in a Plane Mirror- page 200
58. Images in Cylindrical Mirrors- page 204
59. Refraction of Light by Glass- page 208
60. Focal Length and Conjugate Foci of a Converging Lens-Page 211
61. Size and Shape of a Real Image- page 215
62. Magnifying Power of a Simple Microscope- page 218
63. Compound Microscope and Telescope- page 221
64. Spectrum Analysis- page 224

RADIO Experiments

65. Electron Tubes- page 228

SUPPLEMENTARY Experiments

66. Time of a Falling Body- page 233
67. Centripetal Force- page 235
68. Heat of Combustion Gas- page 239
69. Mechanical Equivalent of Heat- page 241
70. Electromotive Force by Potentiometer- page 244
71. Wavelength of Light- page 246

Appendix- page 251