Physics: Principles with Applications

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Torques, Equilibrium, and Center of Gravity Colt Swayze November 26, 2009
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Results/Analysis : Through our experiments we found that m 1 d 1 =m 2 d 2 . The m representing the mass applied to d which is the distance to the point at which the meter stick was balanced. The highest percent error this equation gave us was 10.24% which can be understood due to the poor quality of wood the meter stick had and also its lack of even mass distribution.
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Unformatted text preview: The equation did however give us results with as little as 0.1% error which means that this is a very accurate method of calculating the center of gravity in this type of system. After experimentation we can see that this equation can be summed up by understanding that moment arm 1 is equal to moment arm 2....
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Torques - The equation did however give us results with as...

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