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Unformatted text preview: 4. Place the meter in the torque balance at a chosen location r1 5. Place a mass (m) at a location on the stick that balances the meter stick. 6. Write down these numbers on the chart. 7. Calculate M by using the equation M=m(r1r2)/(rcr1) 8. Repeat this procedure for five more masses and locations. 9. Then average the Ms and find the standard deviation. Conclusion After completing the experiment and finding the averages, our group calculated an average of 0.083 kg. This is pretty close to the actual mass of the meter stick which is 0.086 kg. We also found that numbers were more accurate when smaller values of m were used. Also if larger values for r1r2 and rcr1 were used our values were more accurate....
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course PHYSICS 211 taught by Professor Wang during the Spring '07 term at Idaho.
 Spring '07
 Wang
 Force, Static Equilibrium

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