Physic ii – m2a1 experiment: capacitors

Physic II – M2A1 Experiment: Capacitors

All Information and required documentation is attached, URL is in the WORD documets.

 

While completing the experiment Capacitors, make sure to keep the following guiding questions in mind :

  • What does the graph of two proportional quantities look like? What about two quantities that are inversely proportional?
  • How does one combine the rules for series and parallel capacitor networks in order to work with networks combining both series and parallel components?
  • In what way is the quantity ε0 simply the dielectric constant of vacuum rather than some fundamental quantity?

To complete the experiment, you will need to:

  1. Be prepared with a laboratory notebook to record your observations.
  2. Click the image to open the simulation experiment.
  3. Perform the experiment as described.
  4. Transfer your data and results from your laboratory notebook into the lab report template provided at the end of this experiment description.
  5. Submit your version of the laboratory experiment report.

In your laboratory notebook, you will collect data, make observations, and ponder the questions posed within the lab instructions.  Thus, the notebook should contain all the data collected and analysis performed, which will be invaluable to you as you write the results section of your laboratory report.  Furthermore, the notebook should contain your observations and thoughts, which will allow you to address the questions posed, both for the discussion section in the laboratory report and in helping you to participate in the online discussion included in the module.

Click here for instructions for this lab 

The Lab Report

Click here for a lab report template [DOCX file size 12.6 KB], and click here for an explanation of each lab component [DOCX file size 17.4 KB].

  • Write an introduction of at least 1 page in length.The introduction should showcase your understanding of Electric Potential and Capacitance.
  • Write a methods sectiondescribing in your own words the experimental procedure used to complete each activity. Do not copy and paste, or simply repeat the directions given in the course materials.
  • Write a results section. This section should begin with a paragraph containing any hypotheses formed and tested during the conduct of the laboratory. This section should also contain any data collected, sample calculations, analysis, and plots of the data or results.
  • Write your discussion sectionspecifically addressing how your results did or did not support any hypothesis used in this laboratory.
  • Write your conclusion.This section should be brief, at most, one or two paragraphs; connect the discussion with the information contained in the introduction.
  • Write the abstract. While this is the first section of your lab report, it should be written last. This section should be written in the past tense, in the third person, and should be a summary of the entire laboratory report.

Compose your work using a word processor (or other software as appropriate) and save it frequently to your computer. When you’re ready to submit your work, click Browse My Computer and find your file. Once you’ve located your file click Open and, if successful, the file name will appear under the Attached files heading. Scroll to the bottom of the page, click Submit and you’re done. Be sure to check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors before you post it.

You will be evaluated on the validity of your recorded results and the completeness and quality of your presentation of those results within the experiment report, based on the Lab Report Grading Rubric [PDF file size 63.7 KB].

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