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# PHYSICS 1201: E&M, Optics, Modern Physics

### School: Ohio State University

**Number of Notes and Study Guides Available: 7**

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Explore the relative strengths of two fundamental forces, the electromagnetic force and the gravitational force, in this enlightening physics tutorial. Learn about Coulomb's law and Newton's law of gravitation, and uncover the significant difference in their constants that makes the electromagnetic force much more powerful than gravity.

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Unlock the secrets of calculating electric charge using Coulomb's Law and discover the fascinating world of electrostatic forces. Learn how to determine the charge on two spheres, spaced 20.0 cm apart, and understand the role of elementary particles in this physics tutorial.

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Explore the fascinating Doppler Effect and how it alters wave frequencies when a source or observer is in motion. Dive into the physics of frequency shift with formulas and practical examples, showcasing the significant impact of source velocity on observable frequencies.

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Explore the intricate dynamics of an L-C circuit as we analyze voltage current and energy transitions between a 60.0 millihenry inductor and a 250 microfarad capacitor. Understand the principles of energy transfer and storage in this system. Uncover key insights from calculations on capacitor charges and inductor energies at specific circuit conditions.

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Exploring the behavior of oil and water in a U-shaped tube when a barrier is removed. Understand the impact of differing densities on fluid heights. Witness equilibrium scenarios effects of equal densities and the displacement dynamics of lighter liquids.

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Discover the physics behind the musical notes produced when car tires interact with highway lane dividers. This video explains the "stick-slip friction" phenomenon and its relation to tire vibrations. Learn how analyzing sound frequencies can offer insights into vehicle speeds

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In this video we tackle the real-world physics problem of calculating the spring constant for a fisherman's scale along with the amplitude and frequency of its vibrations when a fish is added. We use Hooke's Law to find the spring constant and then apply oscillation formulas to determine the amplitude and frequency of the fish's vibrations

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In this video we break down a complex physics problem about a 330-kg piano sliding down a 28° incline while a man resists its motion. We meticulously calculate the force exerted by the man work done by various forces including friction and gravity and the net work done on the piano.

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Learn how to calculate the kinetic energy of a Saturn 5 rocket with an Apollo spacecraft attached using physics principles and formulas. Understand the importance of unit conversion and the work-energy theorem as you plug values into the KE = 1/2 mv² formula. Discover that the kinetic energy for this rocket and spacecraft combo is an astonishing 1.82 x 10¹³ Joules.

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Unpack the concept of normal force on a sports car and its driver atop a hill. Utilize Newton's second law to calculate these forces based on speed and hill curvature. Discover the speed at which the driver feels weightless in the car.

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Explore how a mass spectrometer works by analyzing an ion's path through the device. Understand the relationship between electric and magnetic fields in determining the ion's trajectory. Learn to compute the radius of an ion's path within the mass spectrometer.

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Discover how to calculate the latent heat of fusion of mercury using calorimetry. Grasp the role of thermal equilibrium in heat transfer calculations. Derive the value of mercury's latent heat of fusion based on experimental data.

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Explore the physics of a light-rail commuter train's motion. Understand how to calculate times for acceleration and deceleration using the equations of motion. Dive into the concept of emergency deceleration and its implications.

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Estimate a car's initial speed from skid marks using physics principles. Apply Newton's Second Law and equations of motion to deduce the initial velocity. Understand the role of frictional force in car deceleration during accidents.

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Discover how to calculate rope tension with an object hanging in the center. Understand the relationship between the sag, the weight of the object, and the tension. Convert the result into kilonewtons for easy reference.

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Uncover the methodology behind determining an unknown light's wavelength using the double slit experiment. Understand how fringe spacings relate to the light's properties. Find out the significance of second-order fringes and their measurements.

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Discover how energy conservation principles determine the velocity of a bouncing ball. Relate the ball's height and its potential and kinetic energies. Understand the velocity change upon impact and rebound.

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Explore the physics behind a water-skier accelerating from an initial speed to a faster one. Learn how to calculate the work done using the change in kinetic energy. Understand the principle of energy conservation through real-world examples.

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Learn how to compute the displacement of a ball rolling off a table using calculus. Through the integration of velocity over a specific time interval, determine the ball's position. Uncover the mathematics behind real-world motion scenarios.

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Discover the math behind car spring oscillations when driving over bumps. Understand how a car's weight and driver affect the spring constant and resulting frequency. Grasp the interplay of forces and how they dictate harmonic motion.

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