lab report number 1 free fall acceleration

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I. Lab #2 Introduction : In This experiment, our group was testing the acceleration of gravity first on objects in free fall, and then on objects on an incline. We used the photogate motion sensor to measure the acceleration on the clear and black fence in free fall by dropping it through the sensor onto the floor. We then set the frictionless track at an incline in order to see the differences in acceleration caused by the different inclines. Data Analysis : For our free fall acceleration, we had some mechanical issues that we were unable to work out. We checked our equipment and even changed computers but we were still obtaining a number that was incorrect for the acceleration of gravity. The mean acceleration the computer calculated was 10.4 m/s^2. Our professor told us that this was too high to be accurate as the understood acceleration of gravity is 9.8m/s^2. We were told to use that value as we were out of time and had major technical issues.
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