Free-fall motion of an object has a constant acceleration due to gravity. The equation
will be used to find the acceleration when the velocity, displacement, and
time are known.
Apparatus and Procedure
A 60-cm long paper tape, a tape timer, a falling object, a scale and a Vernier caliper were
Step 1: The end of the 60-cm long paper tape was attached to the falling object.
Step 2: Attached the other end of the paper tape to the tape timer (Figure 1).
Step 3: The tape timer was switched to 40 Hz frequency.
Step 4: The falling object was released; therefore, there were dots on the tape paper.