158-M2 Intro rev 3

158-M2 Intro rev 3 - 158-M2 Free Fall In this lab you will...

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158-M2 Free Fall this lab you will accomplish the following In this lab you will accomplish the following tasks: 1. Verify the kinematics equation for free fall. 2 2 gt d = 2. Determine the acceleration of gravity g page 1

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Section IVA Is the Apparatus Working? page 2 9215 Timer Settings lace the ball holder approximately 1m above the catch ad Place the ball holder approximately 1m above the catch-pad. Left Switch=Gate Memory=Off Right Switch=0.1 ms Hit red reset button after ball is secure in the ball release mechanism. Loosen the screw holding the ball in place. Your timer should read between 0.4 s and 0.5 s. Repeat your measurement 3 times to ensure your result is consistent each time (+/- 0.001)
Section IVB 1 Measure t at various heights or particular height d above the floor page 3 For a particular height d above the floor you will measure the time t it takes the mass m to drop from point A to point B five times. From these values you will calculate the average drop time t av . Do this for a total of 6 different heights.

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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2010 for the course PHY 158 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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158-M2 Intro rev 3 - 158-M2 Free Fall In this lab you will...

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