In Session 1 we defined the terms velocity and acceleration. We calculated the velocity and acceleration by using the Pitsco Airtrack. Finally, we explained the realationship between gravity and acceleration.
In Session 2 we learned how to use the the Pitsco Oscilloscope to look at different sound waves. Defined the realationships among frequency, pitch, amplitude, and loudness. We also experimented with different sound waves.
In Session 3 we defined the word hypothesis. We also made a hypothesis about which material would expand the most when heat is applied. Next, we tested our hypothesis and found out that steel expands the most. Finally, we provided three different ways that heat is transferred, conduction, convection, and radiation.
In Session 4 we listed the steps of the scientific method. We figured out what the differences were between a insulator and a conductor. We also did an expereiment to measure different materials abilitys to conduct or insulkate heat.
In Session 5 we figured out how different colors block out sunlight. We discovered how light waves travel. Finally, we determined which colors block the most and the least amount of light.
In Session 6 we figured out how a laser light is different from a regular light. We also learned how to take care of a laser light. And finally, we experminted with it to try to get the laser into the middle of the target.
In Session 7 we learned how to take care of a laser. We transferred sound waves through the laser. And we used beam splitter and mirrors to direct the laser beam into the laser reciever.
A job that is involved with Applied Physics is a medical physicists in radiation therapy departments. A medical physicist measures and calculates the amount of radiation that is being needed to give to cancer patients. They also do research on improving dosimetry for the treatment plans of cancer patients. Applied Physics is the application of the science of physics. Applied physics means it is a career field that humans can help solve problems, like cancer.