A2 Physics Practical and Experiments for Unit 6B/Unit 8

This is the lists of experiments in Physics unit 6, and the attached resource contains it all!

Practical 1 Momentum and momentum conservation - large trolleys

Practical 2 Momentum and momentum conservation - small trolleys

Practical 3 Momentum and momentum conservation using a linear air track
Practical 4 Rate of change of momentum using a linear air track
Practical 5 Rate of change of momentum using a trolley
Practical 6 Centripetal force - whirling bung
Practical 7 Centripetal force - rotating trolley
Practical 8 Measuring the charge stored by a capacitor
Practical 9 Effect of length and current on the force on a wire in a magnetic field
Practical 10 Specific heat capacity of a liquid
Practical 11 Specific heat capacity of a solid
Practical 12 The relationship between the pressure and temperature of a gas
Practical 13 The relationship between the pressure and volume of a gas
Practical 14 Measurement of the activity of a radioactive source
Practical 15 Simulation of radioactive decay
Practical 16 Graphical representation of simple harmonic motion
Practical 17 Forced oscillations
Practical 18 Investigating damped oscillations

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Practical 1 Momentum and momentum conservation ­ large
trolleys

Purpose Safety

The aim of this experiment is to study momentum Lift the large wooden runway with care.
and its conservation in an inelastic collision. Set up the experiment away from the edges of
the bench so…

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Practical 1 (cont.) Momentum and momentum conservation ­ large
trolleys

Analysis and conclusions
Use your results to test the law of conservation of momentum.

Calculate the total momentum of both trolleys before and after the collision.

Comment on the most important sources of error in your…

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Practical 2 Momentum and momentum conservation ­ small
trolleys

Purpose Safety

The aim of this experiment is to study momentum Lift the wooden support board with care.
and its conservation in an inelastic collision.




You will need:
· Two trolleys · Eight washers · Two pieces…

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Practical 3 Momentum and momentum conservation using a
linear air track

Purpose

The aim of this experiment is to study momentum and its conservation in an inelastic collision
between two riders using a linear air track.




You will need:
· Linear air track · Additional masses…

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Practical 3 (cont.) Momentum and momentum conservation using a
linear air track

Analysis and conclusions
Calculate the total momentum of both riders before and after the collision. Use your results
to test the law of conservation of momentum.

Comment on the most important sources of error…

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Practical 4 Rate of change of momentum using a linear air track



Purpose

The aim of this experiment is to investigate rate of change of momentum using a linear air track.




You will need:
· Linear air track · Pulley suitable for fixing to the air…

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Practical 4 (cont.) Rate of change of momentum using a linear air
track

Vary the accelerating force but keep the total mass constant by putting masses on the rider
if they are removed from the hanger and vice versa. Record the values of accelerating
force, velocity…

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Practical 5 Rate of change of momentum using a trolley



Purpose

The aim of this experiment is to investigate rate of change of momentum using a trolley on a
runway.




You will need:
· Trolley · Thread
· White plastic track · Twelve washers (mass 10g…

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Practical 5 (cont.) Rate of change of momentum using a trolley


Repeat the procedure by taking one washer off the trolley and adding it to the suspended
washers ­ the accelerating force is now 0.3N (same total mass). Carry on until you have
only two washers…

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Practical 6 Centripetal force ­ whirling bung



Purpose Safety

The aim of this experiment is to verify the Do not swing the bungs round too fast and avoid
equation for centripetal force using a whirling collisions between bungs and people!
bung. Keep away from windows.
Wear…

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