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Unformatted text preview: Physics 103M Laboratory 2 1. Introduction The main objective of the laboratory 2 of the course physics 103m is to obtain experimental data that follow and check the law of gravitation. The acceleration between the earth and any object in it’s surface can be approximated to a constant as long as the distance cover is neglible to the radius of the earth. The acceleration varies along the surface of earth, because of the radius of certain place and the composition of the earth in that place. Austin has gravity of 9.79 m/s^2. In our experiment we experiment with an inclined track and a glider, so the component of the acceleration of gravity in the track will be a=g*sinx (x = angle of the track with horizontal) With the different times obtained and the distance we were able to calculate the magnitude of the acceleration and that way compared it to theoretical...
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2008 for the course PHY 103M taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '08