Physics, Lab 6 - Physics Lab 6 Collisions in One Dimension...

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Physics Lab 6 Collisions in One Dimension Joshua Budhu Lab Partner: Raymond Zhao Date Performed: 10/23/08 Date Due: 10/30/08
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Objective: In this lab, our objective is to experiment and verify the conservation of energy and momentum laws using gliders to produce elastic and inelastic collisions. Description : In this lab, we will be using the air track once more. The air track will be accompanied by a variety of different gliders, two medium gliders which are the same mass and shape, and two other gliders, a smaller one and a larger one. Attached to the air track is a photogate sensor. On top of each glider is an index card, which allows the photogate sensor to determine the velocity of each glider. Air Track
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Theory : The theories behind this experiment are the conservation laws. The different types of collisions should correspond to the laws that govern them. When we perform the collisions, the momentum of the system should be conserved and in some cases, the Photogate Sensor Glider
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energy of the system should be conserved as well. For elastic collisions:
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2010 for the course PHYSICS V.Physics taught by Professor Hoggbudickadler during the Spring '10 term at NYU.

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Physics, Lab 6 - Physics Lab 6 Collisions in One Dimension...

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