free fall air resitance - Physics of Mechanics PH-110 Free...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Physics of Mechanics PH-110 Free Fall With Air Resistance
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Free Fall With Air Resistance Introduction: The objective of this experiment is to investigate the motion of an object in free fall when the drag force due to air resistance is to large to be ignored. We will try to determine the mathematical relationship between the drag force and the velocity of the object. In this experiment, we will be using an object for which the effects of air resistance cannot be ignored, unlike the Behr apparatus. This is because the object, a paper cone is very lightweight and because it presents a relatively large surface area to the air that it is moving through. As we might expect, this object will experience a drag force, which is dependant on its velocity. This force will oppose the motion of the cone, causing it to have an acceleration that is less than g, as can be seen from Newton’s second law, with the downward direction chosen as positive. As the velocity increases, you will see that the drag force also increases, causing
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This lab report was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PHYSICS PH-110 taught by Professor Gurria during the Spring '06 term at Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Page1 / 2

free fall air resitance - Physics of Mechanics PH-110 Free...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online