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Non-core Experiments

Mechanics and Mechanical Systems

Properties of Matter

Wave Phenomena

Electric and Electronic Circuits

Atomic and Nuclear Physics

Fundamental constants

The Air Table [2 wt.]

Curved Air Track  [2 wt.]

The Gyroscope [2-3 wt.]

The Mechanical Equivalent of Heat [2 wt.]

Oscillations of a Sphere on a Concave Surface  [2 wt.]

The Wilberforce Spring
[1-2 wt.]

Millikan Oil Drop
[3 wt.]* 

Surface Tension [2 wt.]

Viscosity of Water by Capillary Flow [2 wt.]

The Acoustic Interferometer [1 wt.]

Electron Diffraction
[3 wt.]*

Echolocation by Ultrasound [2 wt.]

Microwave Optics [1-3 wt.]

Physics of Sound  [2-4 wt.]

Optical Fibers [2 wt.]

Optical Activity [2 wt.]

Refraction of Light [1 wt.]

Charge and Discharge of a Capacitor [2 wt.]

Thermistors and Diodes
[2 wt.]

Digital Electronics  I & II
[2-4 wt.]

Faraday's Law and the AC Generator [2 wt.]

The Electrocadiogram
[2 wt.]

Gamma Ray Spectra
[3 wt.]*

Radioactivity in the Air
[3 wt.]*

Scattering [2-3 wt.]

X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Absorption in Matter
[2 wt.]*

e/m for an Electron
[2 wt.]

            EXPLANATION OF NOTATION: [1 wt.], [2 wt.], [2-3 wt.], and so on indicate the number of weights credited to an experiment. One weight should require roughly 1 lab session (3 hours) to complete.

A notation of * indicates that the experiment requires extra experimental agility and should be attempted only by persons wishing to take on the extra challenge.