lab4 - Ballistic Pendulum Thursday, September 7,2000 Peter...

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Ballistic Pendulum Thursday, September 7,2000 Peter M Myers Group B Sec 442 Per 3
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Object: The ballistic pendulum is being used to find out the velocity and the range of a projectile. This is being done to help prove the Conservation of Momentum. Then by kinematics you can arrive at the range. Then after repeated shots the actual average range can be obtained. Procedure: The first part involves finding the initial velocity of the projectile by shooting the pendulum. First it is important to remember that there are three settings on the gun mechanism so it essential that use the same setting throughout the lab. Next shoot the sphere into the pendulum holder. Record the height the pendulum moved upward do this 10 times. This can easily be done by recording the notch in which it catches on. Next average the notches and measure the height of the reflecting notch. Don’t forget to take the mass of the ball and the pendulum. V initial = (Mr/m)x((2gH)^1/2)
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