ConservationofEnergy - 4 Let the glider go and stop the...

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Gordon Chen PHY 133 – L05 10/14/08 Conservation of Energy This lab demonstrates how the potential energy of an object can be transferred into kinetic energy. A glider on an air track will be use in this experiment and the glider will be set on an incline or be pulled by a mass. The speed of the glider on the air track is calculated by the photo-gate that is attached on the top of the glider. The photo-gate will pass through about 40 picket fences and the velocities and times will be recorded in the computer. These values will used to find the acceleration and then the force of the moving glider. Equations: Procedure: 1. Level the air track with the adjustable screw at one end of the track. 2. Place one block under the screw to raise the track, which will create a tilt angle. 3. Set the computer to motion timer mode so that when the glider is released, the computer will record the velocity and time.
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Unformatted text preview: 4. Let the glider go and stop the glider at the other end after it has passed through the picket fences. Stopping it will prevent the glider from bouncing back into the picket fences, which will create extra values. 5. Repeat the experiment again but with a different size block so that there is a different tilt angle. 6. Now remove the blocks and make sure the track is level. 7. Attach a 10g mass to a string that is tied to the glider and place it at the pulley at the end of the table so that the mass is hanging. 8. Release the glider just like before and record the velocities and times of the glider. Conclusion: It was clear in the experimental values that the energy of the glider was conserved because the F values after calculating for conservation of energy, was equal for both masses....
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This note was uploaded on 11/01/2009 for the course PHY 131 taught by Professor Rijssenbeek during the Spring '03 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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