Projectile Motion and Velocity Lab

Projectile Motion and Velocity Lab - Projectile Motion and...

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Projectile Motion and Velocity February 20, 2006 Performed by : Mitch , Crystal Cooling, and James Edmonson TA: Jingshan Zhang Problem: The problem presented in this Lab is to see how the horizontal and vertical components of velocity change when a ball is thrown in a manner appropriate to juggling. In order to find out the answer, we taped a meter stick to the wall (so we had a reference length), set up a video camera (to capture the motion), acquired a tennis ball (to throw), and used the computer (with a video analysis program connected to the camera). Crystal stood by the meter stick and we used the camera to take a video of the motion of the ball, which we then analyzed with the computer. Prediction: We predicted that the vertical component of velocity would change during the test, according to the constant force of gravity, but we said that the horizontal component of velocity would stay constant throughout the test. Gravity only affects vertical motion, and gravity is the only force exerted on a ball during flight, therefore the

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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PHYS 1301 taught by Professor Zudov during the Fall '06 term at Minnesota.

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