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Unformatted text preview: Web Gordon 2/24/08 Ballistics Pendulum Lab The goal of this experiment is to use two separate methods to determine the muzzle velocity of a cannon. The first method uses kinematics with measurements of distance fired and the initial height. The second method uses the ballistics pendulum to record an angle and then determine the muzzle velocity based on the principle of conservation of energy. For method one we secured the cannon to a table and set up carbon paper with a meter stick to record the distance fired. We took 10 distances and then found the average. We also measured the vertical height of the cannon. For method two we fired the ball into the ballistics pendulum 10 times and then found the average angle. We also recorded the mass of the pendulum and ball together, as well as just the ball. We determined the center of mass for the ball together, as well as just the ball....
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2008 for the course ESC 100 taught by Professor Mafi during the Spring '08 term at Union.
- Spring '08