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103m Lab1

# 103m Lab1 - Experiment 1 Random Motion Introduction The...

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Experiment 1 Random Motion Introduction: The objective of this experiment was to introduce the Gaussian distribution curve and explain a way of demonstrating Newton’s law of mechanics. In this experiment it is represented with the use of 2 different types of marbles and numerous obstacles which act as collision points on an inclined board to show random motion of each type of marble. The Gaussian distribution curve calculates the probability of the path of the marble after a certain amount of rolls. Hypothesis: Using the steel balls will cause the distribution to change because the steel balls are heavier which will cause the balls to bounce off each nail less after a collision and fall closer to the center. The balls will also hit less nails due to the fact that the steel balls are smaller than the glass marbles and have a more straight downward fall. Conclusion: The first 50 glass marbles were not an accurate way of determining information about the distribution of the marbles because not enough rolls were made.

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