Lab 6 - Zach Anderson Physics 103m Engineering Physics...

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Zach Anderson Physics 103m Engineering Physics Laboratory Tuesday 6-8pm Vassili Demergis Lab 6 : A Mechanical Oscillator
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Conclusions: 1) Describe 2 things you did to make sure your equipment was working. a. We performed a few trials with our first spark generator and realized that it was not working so we had to use a different one. We made sure the different one was working by trying it on different frequency levels. b. We also had to check the legs of the metal plate. At first they were bent and at an angle which caused the table to be off balance. Once adjusted the plate was easier to level. 2) Describe 2 things you did to reduce the amount of error in your data. a. We tried different methods of releasing the puck to ensure the best results. Our aim was to get the puck to move in a long elliptical motion along the x-axis. Our best results came from releasing the puck slightly at an angle and allowing it to go through a few oscillations before starting the spark generator. b.
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2009 for the course PHY 303L taught by Professor Turner during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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