Acceleration#3 - Nishant Narang PHY 133 L02 David Puldon...

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Nishant Narang PHY 133 – L02 David Puldon 106671676 Ryan Acceleration Abstract: Acceleration is known as the rate in which an object gains/losses velocity and is usually recognized in physics as “a”. In this experiment, the acceleration is g(gravity) and the object that is accelerating is a free-falling ruler. The ruler will fall past a photo-gate that has an infrared light so the time it takes the ruler to pass through the photo-gate will be recorded. The results are then graphed on the computer and the graph will show the fluctuations the velocity and acceleration. We found that the acceleration calculated from the data collected, is very close to the average acceleration due to gravity. This is because g is a constant and never changes. Equations: Procedure: Place a piece of masking tape on top of the ruler so that the edge of the tape lines up with the 0cm line. Now continue placing masking tape after the first piece of tape but with a distance of 4 cm between the end of the first tape and the end of the
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