Students independently perform five of the following 10 exercises:
Joule-Thomson effect: Students experimentally determined Joule-Thomson coefficient of N2 and CO2 emissions, and compare the results with literature values and theoretical models.
Barometric formula: Students use the apparatus to simulate the thermodynamic phenomena using glass balls comparing the number of balls height with barometric formula predicted results.
Electrical oscillating circuit: Students study the dependence of impedance and phase shift for serial and parallel RLC circuit. Also, study the damped oscillations in RLC circuit.
Measurement of low resistance: Students learn to measure electrical resistance method with four relays, and by van der Pauw method.
Modulus of elasticity: Students measure the deformation dependence of the force with metal bars.
Free and forced oscillation: Using torsional pendulum with damping and excitation, students study the behavior of free oscillators, damped and driven oscillators and damped oscillators.
Coupled pendulums: Students study phenomena in coupled oscillation of the pendulum: the oscillation of the phase oscillation in antiphase, and the regime of shock.
Stefan-Boltzmann law of radiation: Students use Moll thermopile and incandescent lamps to experimentally determine energy exitance dependence on body temperature, and compare observations with the Stefan-Boltzmann law.
Specific electron charge: Students use a vacuum tube in which electrons accelerate by an electron gun, and swing using magnetic fields. By measuring the diameter of the electron and the applied voltage and the magnetic field, specific electron charge is determined.
Magnetic susceptibility of liquids: Students measure the magnetic susceptibility solution with different concentrations of paramagnetic salts.
Student makes each exercise in two consecutive terms.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
independently use measuring devices and apparatus in the field of mechanics, electromagnetism, optics and thermodynamics, to perform complex experiments;
analyze the measured data using statistical methods and graph the results;
present the results of their work in the form of a written report, which is structured as a scientific work, as well as a short oral report, which is structured as a lecture at a scientific conference;
connect theoretical knowledge with performing exercises and functioning of the components of the apparatus;
generalize the results of measurements and critically examine and interpret in the light of the well-known theory.