{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Physics exp. Uniform Circular Motion

# Physics exp. Uniform Circular Motion - Uniform Circular...

This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

Uniform Circular Motion Phys 104 444 and TA: Pengyi Zhang February 28, 2008 Sheryl Payne Partner: Ben Wright The work presented in this report is my own, and the data were obtained by my lab partner and myself during the lab period. Sheryl Payne Abstract The purpose of this lab was to show the principles behind centripetal force and centripetal acceleration. The goal was to show that the centripetal force could be found by measuring the period and the static mass that was required to bring the rotating mass to the equilibrium position (the radius). The physics principles being studied also include angular speed and how the object in motion has a constant speed along the circular path. The first thing that was done was measuring the rotating mass and an initial static mass. The rotating mass was then placed on the apparatus as well as the static mass. The spring was adjusted until the rotating mass was located at the radius. Once the adjustments were made, the rotating mass was removed and the apparatus was turned on. It was sped up and slowed down until an orange indicator disc rested in the center of the orange indicator bracket. Then the period was recorded five times. Unlike what the lab report requests, this was done for five different static masses and at five different r values. r is the distance of the slide post assembly from

This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document
the center post assembly. This lab’s results showed that by adding more weight to bring an object to the radius position, the period would decrease and the force would go up. The results also of the
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

### What students are saying

• As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

• I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

• The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern