Experiment PO9 Centripetal Accelaration

Experiment PO9 Centripetal Accelaration - Introduction The...

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Introduction: The objective of this experiment was to measure and determine the centripetal acceleration of a pendulum that follows a certain circular path. We also needed to study the production of torque by non concurrent forces and to investigate the conditions in which a rigid body will stay in static equilibrium. Data Analysis: For this experiment we used the force sensor to calibrate the change in force as the pendulum swung from its highest point to its lowest point and then back to its highest point several times. This gave use the values at these points in which we were able to calculate the centripetal acceleration of the cylinder. For part B we used a rigid body lever arm to find the different amounts of weight needed to equal the torque of the other side. After doing this several times with different amounts of weight at different distances we found the amount of torque for these weights a values.
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