Physics Centripetal Lab - Milin Patel Physics H Period 6...

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Milin Patel Physics H Period: 6 1/29/16 Purpose : The purpose of this lab was to verify graphically that the centripetal force F is proportional to v 2 and determine the mass of the stopper. Also, to study the nature of centripetal force and to measure the relationship between centripetal force, mass, and velocity. Procedure: Place some washers on the string and practice rotating the stopper by placing a finger next to the string, then moving your hand in a circular motion. You are trying to move the stopper with a consistent, balancing motion, just enough so the stopper does not move in or out. A marker dot placed on the string just below the tube will help you maintain a consistent motion by providing a point of reference as well as helping with length measurements. With a bit of practice, you’ll be ready to take measurements. Make four or five trials by rotating the stopper with a different number of washers on the string each time and repeat it as many times necessary. Materials: Stopper
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