Lab8 - Conservation Of Momentum

# Lab8 - Conservation Of Momentum - • Record results •...

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Name: Peter Botticelli Dr. Walter Schier Partner: Nick Quatieri 05/1/2008 195.141.805 – Thursday, 12:30 Experiment # 8 Conservation of Momentum : The Ballistic Pendulum

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Objective: To show the conservation of momentum in a completely inelastic collision Setup: View the attached figure. Brief description of procedure: Level the unit Measure the projectile’s mass Prepare long range shot Set the pendulum angle guide to 0 degrees Fire Record the change in theta Repest these steps for 3 trials at long, medium, and short ranges. PART 2 Place the pendulum out of the way Place the firing unit slightly off the blab bench Level the cannon Make trial firings for the ling and shor range and lay down paper in the impact areas on the floor Make 4 long, med ,and short firings
Record the impact points with ink paper Find the average firing for each power setting of the cannon

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Unformatted text preview: • Record results • Measre the height of the cannon also Data: See attached data table. Analysis: We were able to show and demonstrated a total inelastic collision. We also demonstrated ½ of projectile motion flight. Discussion: From the data it can be concluded that the expirment was accurate. We obtainde a percent error no larger than 7% in any of our expirments for the in elastic collision. Our numbers were largely off in the projectile motion firing. It is my belief that this is due to human error. Conclusion: It was intresting to discover and test a well accepted concept. It allowed us to work towards a known answer and truly be dilligent in our measurments as well as calculations, although human error in the measurements may have thrown the results, the concept and purpose of the expirment was correctly demonstrated....
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