Physics, Lab 10

# Physics, Lab 10 - Physics Lab 10 Rotational Motion Joshua...

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Physics Lab 10 Rotational Motion Joshua Budhu Lab Partner: Raymond Zhao Date Performed: 11/20/08 Date Due: 12/4/08

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Objective : Our objective in this lap is to investigate the relationships between torque, moment of inertia and angular acceleration for a rigid body rotating about a fixed mass. Also, conservation of angular momentum will be examined in this lab. Description: In this lab we used a rotary motion sensor mounted on an 80 cm rod, a string with a loop at one end, a rod with 2 brass weights, disk, cylinder, a set of weights with hooks, calipers and a meter stick. We used the pulley rotary sensor to measure the acceleration and velocity of a mass. Theory: For this lab the equation of motion for a rotating rigid body is derived from Newton’s 2 nd Law. Using the angular acceleration definition we can derive our other equations, which describe angular momentum and torque. Once we have those derivations we can then begin to use the equations that involve the moments of inertia.
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