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Welcome to the launch of the new ASELL Physics website!

Experiments that were tested at the last ASELL Science Workshop held at the University of Adelaide in April 2010 can now be found on the website. Please explore this new site and contact us if you have any comments about it. We hope you find it useful and enjoy using it!

Latest Experiments

  • The Flow of Electricity

    Posted: 11/02/2013 by Margaret Wegener

    This experiment investigates the parameters that affect the flow of electricity. Initial measurements enable comparison of resistance through various...

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  • Coefficients of friction

    Posted: 11/02/2013 by Ragbir Bhathal

    Friction plays an important role in many technical devices and surfaces.  It is, thus important for students of physics and engineering to be...

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  • Terminal Velocity

    Posted: 11/02/2013 by Richard N. Tarrant,Richard J. Thompson

    This experiment serves as an extension to the Mechanics module undertaken in lectures by first year students in the Regular physics stream. style>...

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  • Lenses

    Posted: 11/02/2013 by Richard N. Tarrant,Richard J. Thompson

    This experiment serves as the sole exposure to optics for physics students in first year. There are different versions of this experiment for the...

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  • Introduction to the Digital Storage Oscilloscope

    Posted: 11/02/2013 by Richard N. Tarrant

    This experiment serves as an introduction to the Digital Storage Oscilloscope (DSO), which is the modern version of the cathode ray oscilloscope...

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  • Electromagnetic Induction and Transformers

    Posted: 15/03/2011 by John Holdsworth

    To examine and observe the magnetic field in a solenoid and the consequent coupling of a time varying electromagnetic field between primary and...

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  • Thin Lens Experiment

    Posted: 14/03/2011 by David Ottaway,Andrew MacKinnon

    Lenses are used in all optical instruments and can produce either real or virtual images. In this experiment, you will use a convex lens to produce a...

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  • Conservation of Energy

    Posted: 14/03/2011 by Andrew MacKinnon

    The law of Conservation of energy is proved in this practical where Gravitational Potential Energy is transformed into Kinetic Energy. A metal ball...

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  • Quarter and Half Wave Plates

    Posted: 21/01/2011 by Jamie Quinton and Adam Blanch

    This experiment involves the use of plane-polarised laser light to investigate the properties of quarter wave and half wave plates. Students measure...

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  • Fabry-Perot Etalons

    Posted: 21/01/2011 by Jamie Quinton,Jessica Francis-Staite

    This experiment is taken by second year physics students and requires three hours to complete. This experiment involves observing interference fringes...

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