Physics Labs for Scientists and Engineers - Electricity and Magnetism 2nd edition

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NC State University Physics Department
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  • Chapter 1: Propagation of Error
    • Lab 1: Pre Lab (8)
    • Lab 1: In Lab (5)
    • Lab 1: Post Lab (2)
    • Lab 1: Extra Problems (3)

  • Chapter 2: Electric Fields and Potentials
    • Lab 2: Pre Lab (7)
    • Lab 2: In Lab (5)
    • Lab 2: Post Lab (5)
    • Lab 2: Extra Problems (1)

  • Chapter 3: Capacitors
    • Lab 3: Pre Lab (10)
    • Lab 3: In Lab (5)
    • Lab 3: Post Lab (3)
    • Lab 3: Extra Problems (2)

  • Chapter 4: DC Circuits and Ohm's Law
    • Lab 4: Pre Lab (11)
    • Lab 4: In Lab (4)
    • Lab 4: Post Lab (6)
    • Lab 4: Extra Problems (2)

  • Chapter 5: Charge and Discharge of a Capacitor
    • Lab 5: Pre Lab (9)
    • Lab 5: In Lab (4)
    • Lab 5: Post Lab (5)
    • Lab 5: Extra Problems (1)

  • Chapter 6: Forces on a Wire
    • Lab 6: Pre Lab (8)
    • Lab 6: In Lab (4)
    • Lab 6: Post Lab (4)
    • Lab 6: Extra Problems (3)

  • Chapter 7: Long, Straight Wire
    • Lab 7: Pre Lab (8)
    • Lab 7: In Lab (4)
    • Lab 7: Post Lab (3)
    • Lab 7: Extra Problems (2)

  • Chapter 8: LR Circuits
    • Lab 8: Pre Lab (10)
    • Lab 8: In Lab (4)
    • Lab 8: Post Lab (5)
    • Lab 8: Extra Problems (2)

  • Chapter 9: AC Circuits
    • Lab 9: Pre Lab (9)
    • Lab 9: In Lab (4)
    • Lab 9: Post Lab (3)
    • Lab 9: Extra Problems (2)

  • Chapter 10: Reflection and Refraction
    • Lab 10: Pre Lab (7)
    • Lab 10: In Lab (5)
    • Lab 10: Post Lab (2)
    • Lab 10: Extra Problems (1)

  • Chapter A: Appendix
    • Group Roles (9)
    • Participation Points (1)

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WebAssign Physics Labs for Scientists and Engineers is an independent collection of 20 lab experiments, divided into Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism, created and extensively class-tested by the physics department at North Carolina State University. Suitable for any introductory physics lab sequence and available exclusively through WebAssign, each customizable experiment in the physics lab collection includes a downloadable lab experiment, training tools for teaching assistants, and analytical tools for lab coordinators. Each experiment is paired with a collection of three complementary WebAssign assignments, following the same consistent approach:

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Question Group Key
PRE - Pre-Lab Questions
IL - In-Lab Questions
POST - Post-Lab Questions


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Group Quantity Questions
Chapter A: Appendix
A 1 Participation
A.ROLES 9 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009
Chapter 1: Propagation of Error
1.IL 5 001 002 003 004 005
1.POST 2 001 002
1.PRE 8 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008
1.XP 3 PRE.001 PRE.005 PRE.006
Chapter 2: Electric Fields and Potentials
2.IL 5 001 002 003 004 005
2.POST 5 001 002 003 004 005
2.PRE 7 001 002 003 004 005 006 007
2.XP 1 PRE.006
Chapter 3: Capacitors
3.IL 5 001 002 003 004 005
3.POST 3 001 002 003
3.PRE 10 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010
3.XP 2 PRE.003 PRE.007
Chapter 4: DC Circuits and Ohm's Law
4.IL 4 001 002 003 004
4.POST 6 001 002 003 004 005 006
4.PRE 11 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011
4.XP 2 PRE.003 PRE.006
Chapter 5: Charge and Discharge of a Capacitor
5.IL 4 001 002 003 004
5.POST 5 001 002 003 004 005
5.PRE 9 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009
5.XP 1 PRE.009
Chapter 6: Forces on a Wire
6.IL 4 001 002 003 004
6.POST 4 001 002 003 004
6.PRE 8 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008
6.XP 3 PRE.005 PRE.006 PRE.007
Chapter 7: Long, Straight Wire
7.IL 4 001 002 003 004
7.POST 3 001 002 003
7.PRE 8 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008
7.XP 2 PRE.005 PRE.006
Chapter 8: LR Circuits
8.IL 4 001 002 003 004
8.POST 5 001 002 003 004 005
8.PRE 10 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010
8.XP 2 PRE.002 PRE.010
Chapter 9: AC Circuits
9.IL 4 001 002 003 004
9.POST 3 001 002 003
9.PRE 9 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009
9.XP 2 PRE.006 PRE.007
Chapter 10: Reflection and Refraction
10.IL 5 001 002 003 004 005
10.POST 2 001 002
10.PRE 7 001 002 003 004 005 006 007
10.XP 1 PRE.007
Total 198