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Unformatted text preview: approaches Earth. From Newtons theory of gravitation we know that the average acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s 2 and according to my result I found that my acceleration was 10.39 m/s 2 . Looking at the times for position 1 you can see that the time that it takes for the slider to go through photogate 1 was ranging from .1870 and . 1875 seconds which firmly displays the fact that there was a constant acceleration on the glider. In this experiment we also found that if we use 9.79 m/s 2 as the acceleration of gravity we find that the theoretical acceleration down the track is 5.69 m/s 2 . In this experiment some of the errors that could have altered the results to this experiment are that sometimes the photogate would start reading the values early and the index card on the slider got bumped at one point which could have changed the length of the card could be misread....
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- Spring '08