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Section 13 Experiment 3 Rotations Abstract In this experiment out goal was to determine the force in Newtons using data collected during the lab. The force in the spring was calculated using mass m, and gravity. Using an apparatus, three distances and two different masses we were to determine the period, T and use all of this data to calculate force. We expected the force in the spring and the opposite force to equal each other. Theory This lab was focused around the concept of force and centripetal acceleration. Newton’s first law states that every body remains in its state of rest or uniform motion unless an external force acts on it. Newton’s second law states that the force acting on an object is equal to the mass of that object multiplied by gravity. Angular speed is the angle the object travels over time. Its equation is as follows: The velocity of an object in circular motion is related to the angular speed and the radius of the circle it follows. Centripetal acceleration is said to be when a mass is undergoing motion in a circle with a
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2009 for the course PHYSICS 151 taught by Professor Brar during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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