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Free Fall Measurement of Graviational Acceleration g Sarah Abdul TA: Aravinda Vanga Section: 35159 Abstract: Calculating gravitational acceleration using free falling objects, which resulted in 10.9 m/s 2 for gravitational acceleration.
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Objective: To calculate the gravitational constant g on Earth using free-fall motion of objects and Newton’s second law of motion in order to calculate this constant. Procedure: The lab group first had to find a spot which the objects could be dropped from the 2 nd or 3 rd floor. Our locations was measured to be 7.3 meters from the ground. This was preformed using a 30 meter measuring tape. Then the group proceeded to drop two objects which were a small light ball, and the rubber foot of a chair. One group member stood at ground level in the vicinity of where the balls were to hit. This person held a stop watch in order to record the time it took for the ball to travel from its release point on the ground. Another group member stood at the release point, counting to 3 before releasing the ball. The group then dropped each object ten times, recording the time it took for each
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