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Name: _____________________ Wire Resistance and Ohm’s Law PhET MiniLab Introduction: When an electrical potential exists in a circuit, a current may flow. Current is the flow of electrons in a circuit. Resistance in the circuit slows the flow of the electrons, reducing the current in the circuit. We will use the mathematical form of Ohm’s Law frequently when we investigate electric current and circuits later in this unit. Additional Material Needed: Clean Drinking Straw Procedure Part I Wire Resistance: • Blow through the drinking straw. • Cut the drinking straw in half and blow through a half-straw. • Describe the effect of length on ease to blow air through the straw. _________________________________________ • Cut the halves again in half. • With the four pieces, blow through one, then blow through all four made into a larger, square-shaped straw. • Describe the effect of straw size (diameter) on ease to blow air through the straw. ______________________________ • Now, open the PhET Simulation Electricity, Magnets, and Circuits  Resistance in a Wire As wire length (cm) increases, the resistance (Ω) _________________ As wire area (cm2) increases, the resistance (Ω) __________________ As wire density (Ωcm) increases, the resistance (Ω) _______________ Procedure Part II: Ohm’s Law: Electricity, Magnets, and Circuits  Ohm’s Law mA is milliamps, and _________ milliamps equals one Ampere. • Move the potential (volts) and resistance (ohms) sliders and observe the current (amps) As voltage increases, current __________________. As resistance increases, current ________________. Fill out the tables below and check your work in the simulation. ( ½ pt each ) • Remember, the simulation shows milliamps. • You should show Amperes V = I * R 8.0 V A 800 Ω 2.0 V .044 A Ω V .0058 A 430 Ω V .069 A 100 Ω 6.4 V A 300 Ω Conclusion Questions: ( ½ pt each) 1. Incandescent light bulbs have a very thin filament that glows when hot. Thin filaments have very high / low resistance. 2. The 12V battery in your car operates a 25 amp car stereo. What is the resistance of this stereo system? ___________ 3. A “2D” Maglite flashlight runs on 3.0V. What is the current through the bulb if resistance is 15 Ω ? ____________ 4. How many volts must an iPod charger provide to charge an iPOD using .85 Amps at 35 Ω? _____________ 5. You need to buy a long extension cord to power a stereo at your spring break BBQ. You need 200feet. You have a 50 ft cord that will work. You rationalize that four such 50 ft cords will do the job. Is this a good idea? Why or Why not? ___________________________________________________________________________________________

## Name: _____________________ Wire Resistance and Ohm’s Law PhET MiniLab Introduction: When an electrical potential exists in a circuit, a current may flow. Current is the flow of electrons in a circuit. Resistance in the circuit slows the flow of the electrons, reducing the current in the circuit. We will use the mathematical form of Ohm’s Law frequently when we investigate electric current and circuits later in this unit. Additional Material Needed: Clean Drinking Straw Procedure Part I Wire Resistance: • Blow through the drinking straw. • Cut the drinking straw in half and blow through a half-straw. • Describe the effect of length on ease to blow air through the straw. _________________________________________ • Cut the halves again in half. • With the four pieces, blow through one, then blow through all four made into a larger, square-shaped straw. • Describe the effect of straw size (diameter) on ease to blow air through the straw. ______________________________ • Now, open the PhET Simulation Electricity, Magnets, and Circuits  Resistance in a Wire As wire length (cm) increases, the resistance (Ω) _________________ As wire area (cm2) increases, the resistance (Ω) __________________ As wire density (Ωcm) increases, the resistance (Ω) _______________ Procedure Part II: Ohm’s Law: Electricity, Magnets, and Circuits  Ohm’s Law mA is milliamps, and _________ milliamps equals one Ampere. • Move the potential (volts) and resistance (ohms) sliders and observe the current (amps) As voltage increases, current __________________. As resistance increases, current ________________. Fill out the tables below and check your work in the simulation. ( ½ pt each ) • Remember, the simulation shows milliamps. • You should show Amperes V = I * R 8.0 V A 800 Ω 2.0 V .044 A Ω V .0058 A 430 Ω V .069 A 100 Ω 6.4 V A 300 Ω Conclusion Questions: ( ½ pt each) 1. Incandescent light bulbs have a very thin filament that glows when hot. Thin filaments have very high / low resistance. 2. The 12V battery in your car operates a 25 amp car stereo. What is the resistance of this stereo system? ___________ 3. A “2D” Maglite flashlight runs on 3.0V. What is the current through the bulb if resistance is 15 Ω ? ____________ 4. How many volts must an iPod charger provide to charge an iPOD using .85 Amps at 35 Ω? _____________ 5. You need to buy a long extension cord to power a stereo at your spring break BBQ. You need 200feet. You have a 50 ft cord that will work. You rationalize that four such 50 ft cords will do the job. Is this a good idea? Why or Why not? ___________________________________________________________________________________________

The primary functions of the spinal cord involve Select one: a. intelligence and memory. b. speech, taste, smell, vision, and hearing. c. reflex actions and communication between the brain and peripheral nerves. d. controlling muscle activity and maintaining balance. e. local control and decision-making for local anatomy.

## The primary functions of the spinal cord involve Select one: a. intelligence and memory. b. speech, taste, smell, vision, and hearing. c. reflex actions and communication between the brain and peripheral nerves. d. controlling muscle activity and maintaining balance. e. local control and decision-making for local anatomy.

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Overview The human body can regulate its function responding to the change of its environment. Temperature is one of the factors which can modulate the body function. Refer to the related lectures and other resources; answer the followed questions (question 1-5 need at least 400 words together): Q1 In case of cold weather how does human body detect the coldness? Explain the signal detection, delivery, processing and involved cells, tissues and organs.

## Overview The human body can regulate its function responding to the change of its environment. Temperature is one of the factors which can modulate the body function. Refer to the related lectures and other resources; answer the followed questions (question 1-5 need at least 400 words together): Q1 In case of cold weather how does human body detect the coldness? Explain the signal detection, delivery, processing and involved cells, tissues and organs.

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Part A ) The cord is attached between two walls. If it is 8 m long, determine the distance x to the point of attachment at B.

## Part A ) The cord is attached between two walls. If it is 8 m long, determine the distance x to the point of attachment at B.

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The pipe is supported at its ends by a cord AB. The cord exerts a force F of on the pipe at A. Given that F = 12 Ib , express this force as a Cartesian vector