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Lab Number 6: Ballistic Pendulum Introduction (Purpose of Lab and Hypothesis): Purpose of Lab: To measure indirectly the velocity of a launched steel ball in two ways by using a concept of kinematics, projectile motion, conservation of mechanical energy, and conservation of momentum. Hypothesis: Velocity of the steel ball launched by the ballistic pendulum will be closer to the accepted value from calculation. Procedure and Results: 1. Get the mass of the ball and the catcher (pendulum). Mass of the Ball (m) = 61 g Mass of Catcher (M) =202 g 2. Record the initial height of the pendulum just by itself. Pendulum height = 9.5 m 3. Using a ballistic pendulum launched a steel ball until the projectile catches and holds the steel ball. 4. Record the height of the pendulum when the projectile has locked it. 5. Repeat step three and four to get ten trails. 6. After getting the heights, subtract each height from the initial height of the pendulum.
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7. Average the heights by adding them and then dividing them by 10 and then converting the height from centimeters to meters.
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