physicas lab #5 (we skipped 4) - Jessika Pallares Physics 20300-LL1 Anna Tsatskina November 9 2019 Lab#5 Linear Momentum INTRODUCTION The purpose of

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Jessika Pallares Physics 20300-LL1 Anna Tsatskina November 9, 2019 Lab #5: Linear Momentum INTRODUCTION : The purpose of this laboratory experiment was to solidify and confirm the conservation of linear momentum. We used a method of confirming the conservation of linear momentum. By rolling a steel ball down a ramp, we’ll be able to find initial velocity. Then the steel ball will collide with the wooden block, ultimately embedding itself into it. The purpose of this exercise is to compare the momentum of the system before and after the collision. The outcome we expect to obtain from this laboratory experiment is to see if this method will conserve linear momentum. EXPERIMENT 1: MEASURE THE BALL’S VELOCITY, V b: A) PROCEDURE: Before beginning this experiment, take the block and place it on the platform; you want it to be out of your way for safety precautions. Next, remove the slider guide along with the slider from the box. Clamp a strip of waxed paper onto the floor of the box, the wax paper is to make sure the steel ball leaves an important so we can measure the distance the ball travels. Then you want to roll the steel ball down the track from the highest point. With all this data, we’ll be able to determine the velocity of the ball as it departs from the ramp. [Determine the height, b , which is from where the sphere falls]. After you find the ball drop distance and uncertainty, do ten or more trials and find the average value of the distance d . [ d is the distance the ball is traveling before it lands on the ground] B) DATA:

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