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Physics 1420 Section C2 Falling Body Name: Ian Ally Partner: Darrell Mayberry Date: February 12, 2008 TA: Victor Guerro Abstract
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Two metal balls of different mass were used. The average height from a release mechanism to receptor pad was measured (in meters) for each of the eight different heights. The time it took for the ball to reach the pad from the release mechanism was also measured (in seconds) and then squared. Then the second ball went through the same procedure as ball one except it was only measured at two separate heights. After plotting the data on a graph, a line of best fit was drawn and used to calculate the slope. The slope was then used to calculate the acceleration of gravity. As expected, gravity affected the balls of different masses the same. It was neither stronger nor weaker on the heavier ball versus the lighter ball, and vice versa. Sample Calculations
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