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Not in Use Spring 2010-Density

PHY 100 & 103

In this experiment, students will determine the mass and volume of various objects to calculate the densities of those objects.


Name Location Quantity
Density Sample, Metal Cylinder JE-105A-D73-7 1 per table
Graduated Cylinders (100mL) JE-105A-S81 1 per table
Balance, Scale, Digital 1500g JE-105A-S123,123a, 130 1 per table
Calipers, Digital - Battery JE-105A-D87-S121 1 per table
Density Sample, Lead Sinker JE-105A-X32 1 per table
Towels, Paper JE-Labs Under Sinks 1 per table
Mass, Hooked, 1 kg Giant Pink Foam JE105A-X shelves top 1 per room
Density Sample, metal sinker JE-105A-D73-5 1 per table


The cylinder specified as wood can be any material that floats having a density not too close to 1 g/cc, and it must easily fit inside the graduated cylinder. Find out whether the instructor wants to use the dual pan or the digital balances, or the dial or digital calipers. (Prof. Dolan uses unusually shaped objects with at least a 5 ml volume in place of the wooden cylinders, and wants only digital balances and digital calipers. The metal cylinders for Prof. Dolan should not have hooks, and because that makes for more water spillage, the tables should each have a large piece of paper towel. Lead sinker is #2 or bigger, but must fit easily into graduated cylinder.)

Along with the initial apparatus set-up, supply a sufficient number of the appropriate paper procedure handouts for all of the lab sections that will use the set-up over the course of the week. Print the PDF, duplicate to double-sided pages, staple, and leave pile on instructor's table prior to first use of set-up.

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