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PHY 114Lab #5 - Force and AccelerationDate: 10/16/2018Objective:Complete the data table and calculate the times, average time, force, and mass using the scale and photogates provided. This is done to understand the concepts of both force and acceleration. After this is
finished a graph is to be plotted using force vs. acceleration. This information will be found on the data table previously mentioned. The slope is then to be determined and the mass of the glider is to be compared to the other mass values that are obtained.The steps for this Physics laboratory included: 1. Weigh the glider, flag and string and record the total mass as M1 (units in kg). 2. Release the glider and record the time. Repeat two additional times. Combine the small masses to give additional total hanging masses of 12,17, 22, and 27 grams. 3. Take three-time measurements for each and record them. 4. Use the table provided to tabulate your data.5. Use the information from the table to plot a graph of F vs. A. 6. Find the slope of the best linear fit for this graph and record it.7. Compare M1 (mass of the glider) to the M values that were obtained based on experimental data.8. Answer the questions provided. This information is found directly in the laboratory manual.Principles/laws tested and used:Force is the first principle tested and it is any interaction that, when unopposed, will change the motion of an object. A force can cause an object with mass to change its velocity (which includes to begin moving from a state of rest), i.e., to accelerate. Force can also be described as a push or a pull.Acceleration is the second principle tested and it is the rate of change of velocity of an object with
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