Equilibrium of a Particle
Brianna Przybysz
Submission Date: September 11, 2007
Instructor: Mr.Leach
Phys 1113 E
Cody Miller, A’Dante M
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Kinnon
This lab was conducted in order to test the equilibrium
of a particle. This lab tested the equilibrium of a particle
using to different methods: the Kennon Force Table
Method, and the Parallelogram Method. No matter which
method is used, the resultant of the forces and the
equilibrant of the forces should be equal in magnitude and
opposite in direction. We suspended mass from a kennon
force table connected to pulleys.
We had to balance the
masses given at their given angles by putting mass on a
third pulley at a specific angle. The angle and mass of the
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pulley represented the angle and mass of the
equilibrant. In this experiment we found the equilibrant of
the two forces using the parallelogram method.
We
graphed our forces and then found the equilibrant using
the parallelogram method. Finally we verified our data by
checking the the sum of the components was equal to zero.
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