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Unformatted text preview: Lab 2 Objective: By using an air track, glider and a motion sensor, this experiment can record data for graphical representations of an object’s position, velocity and acceleration. Description: Using a motion sensor, we are able to record the movement of a glider on an air track. The air track is perforated to allow air to pass through allowing for a nearly frictionless plane. The air track can be placed at a θ angle and the motion of the glider from that particular angle can be recorded into the PASCO program creating position, velocity and acceleration graphs. Theory: By using the equation: x= x +v t + ½ at 2 and v=v +at, we are able to find the position, velocity and acceleration of a moving object. The position of an object can be determined by the first equation. The velocity can be determined by the second equation or by the derivative of the first equation. The acceleration can be determined by the second derivative of the first equation or by the first derivative of the second equation. Procedure: Set up the glider by turning it on and placing the glider on it. Adjust the track level to make sure the glider doesn’t slide around. Place the wood under the glider, as shown in the picture above to produce a θ angle. Measure the width of the wooden blocks shown in the picture above to produce a θ angle....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PHYS V85.0011 taught by Professor Adler during the Fall '08 term at NYU.
 Fall '08
 Adler
 Physics, Acceleration

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