Physics Virtual Laboratory describes more than thirty physics practicals at high school and undergraduate levels with background information on each one, a description of the equipment needed, and instructions on how the experiment is performed. Uniquely, for those without access to a real laboratory, the book gives you access to highly detailed 3D simulations of all the experiments.
The simulations are a superset of the Virtual Physics Laboratory as reviewed and given the Green Tick of Approval by the Association for Science Education. They run in any browser that supports WebGL, such as Microsoft Edge or Firefox on Windows and Safari on the Mac. For the school or university student who wants to practice and widen their knowledge of physics, or for those who are learning on their own, this is an ideal book for honing and broadening experimental skills.
The simulations are the result of many years researching the teaching of online science, a field in which the author has published many papers.
1 Millikan’s oil drop experiment 2 Planck’s constant 3 Rutherford’s gold foil experiment 4 Measuring the acceleration due to gravity 5 Average velocity using an AirTrack 6 Determining acceleration using an AirTrack 7 Confirmation of Newton’s second law 8 Showing conservation of energy using an AirTrack 9 Conservation of momentum in an inelastic collision using an AirTrack 10 Hooke’s Law 11 Young’s modulus 12 Velocity of rifle shell using a ballistic balance 13 Simple pendulum 14 Simple Harmonic Motion using a mass-spring system 15 Capacitor charge and discharge 16 The internal resistance of a dry cell 17 The IV characteristics of a diode 18 The IV characteristics of a filament lightbulb 19 The Resistivity of constantan 20 Resistors in Series and Parallel 21 Heat Transfer 22 Boyle’s law 23 Charles’s law 24 Mechanical equivalent of heat 25 Specific heat capacity of brass 26 Investigation of mechanical waves 27 Measuring the speed of water ripples 28 Infrared Radiation 29 Diffraction using a monochromatic laser 30 Inverse square law for gamma radiation 31 Refraction of light 32 Magnetic field due to a coil of wire 33 Investigation of magnetic flux of a current carrying wire 34 Magnetic flux linkage