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Unformatted text preview: momentum. The average percent difference between initial momentum and final momentum came to be 4.262%, demonstrating that linear momentum was conserved. Experimental Error: Some errors may have occurred with the glider, such as imbalance in the setup or inaccurate weighing on the electronic balance. Another factor is our measurements because the ruler can only be read to a certain degree of accuracy. The percent difference is not perfectly zero because there are other external forces besides gravity in this experiment such as friction. Giving a slight push with too much force would affect time the glider took to pass through the photogate. As listed above, our average percent difference between initial momentum and final momentum is 4.262%....
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2008 for the course PHYS 125 taught by Professor Paris during the Summer '08 term at Mesa CC.
- Summer '08