Lab Report 2 - Freefall - Free Fall Physics 101 Section 9...

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Introduction: In this experiment we were asked to perform a few simple tests in order to test the theory of objects in freefall. In order to properly do so, we used a computer-based motion tracking system and dropped a film canister from a height roughly .15 meters above the first motion tracker. After gathering the results from at least 3 successful drops, we then filled the film canister with paper clips, quadrupling its mass. We then repeated the exact same drop for another 3 successful readings, keeping in mind that every drop was also started .15 meters above the first motion tracker. In retrospect, using the same motion tracking system we recorded the information of a film canister in freefall with one set of information referring to the empty canister, and the other referring to the same canister when it was filled with paper clips. We then plotted our results and using standard deviation we drew further conclusions from the experiment. Procedure: Using DataStudio, a computer-based motion tracking system, we were able to perform this experiment. After making sure that each of the four photogates (an infrared motion tracker) were spaced equally apart and plugged into there corresponding channels according to height, we then measured the diameter of the film canister. After inputting the diameter, which turned out to be .032 meters, into DataStudio, the computer
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2008 for the course PHYS 101 taught by Professor Blakeslee during the Spring '08 term at Washington State University .

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