Lab #6 - Experiment #6 2-D Collision June 11, 2008 Erin...

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Experiment #6 – 2-D Collision June 11, 2008 Erin Samplin Group Member: Catie Destio
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Abstract The purpose of this laboratory experiment is to demonstrate the laws of conservation of momentum and conservation of energy in elastic and inelastic collision experiments. Students will determine if the law of conservation of momentum is conserve using the equation V= V 1F cosØ + V 2F cosθ. Because V, velocity, is proportional to X, position, students will calculate the displacement of two steel balls of equal mass after an elastic collision and calculate X= X 1F cosØ + X 2F cosθ. The percent error between X and X= X 1F cosØ + X 2F cosθ will then be evaluated. The percent errors of the three trials was 9.20%, 8.21%, and 9.18%. Possible errors include gross error, systematic error, and random error. Discussion Diagram Equations The following equations will be used in this laboratory experiment: V= V 1F cosØ + V 2F cosθ where V = initial velocity, V 1F = final velocity of mass 1, V
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2008 for the course PHY 1B taught by Professor Garuthara during the Summer '08 term at Hofstra University.

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Lab #6 - Experiment #6 2-D Collision June 11, 2008 Erin...

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