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Acceleration Due to Gravity on EarthPurposeIn this lab you will determine the value of acceleration due to gravity on Earth.MaterialsTape Measure, Tennis Ball, StopwatchDiscussionWhen an object is in free fall (and we neglect air resistance), the only force acting on itis the gravitational attraction between the object and the earth. This means that theobject is experiencing an external net force and thus must accelerate in the direction ofthis force. You will determine the magnitude of this acceleration.Procedure1. Find a stairwell or similar place where you can drop the ball from as large a height aspossible.2. Measure the height the ball will drop and record this in your data table.
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Term
Fall
Professor
Ms. Mays
Tags
General Relativity, Velocity, gravitational attraction, V f

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