Physics Lab Report 2; Velocity and Acceleration

# Physics Lab Report - Abstract In this lab we used the sin function to measure aspects of a moving wave W

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Alex Hyatt Physics Lab 124-021 April 29, 2007 Abstract This lab experiment shows the relationship between displacement, velocity and acceleration. A computer data acquisition program will be used to record the displacement of a glider as it moves along an air track and the time values accompanied with those displacement values. Plotting the displacement versus time determines the velocity of the glider; also, from a graph of the velocity versus time, we can determine the acceleration of the glider. If the equation for the displacement vs. time graph is know, then the equations for the velocity and the acceleration graphs can also be found by taking the derivative of the displacement vs. time graph. Experiment Table 1 Data Table 1 Exercise 1: Low Velocity Time Displacement (s) (cm) 0.000 0.000 0.035 0.010 0.045 0.020 0.071 0.030 0.108 0.040 0.143 0.050 0.181 0.060 0.218 0.070 0.255 0.080 0.292 0.090 0.330 0.100 0.367 0.110 0.405 0.120 0.443 0.130 0.482 0.140 0.520 0.150 Velocity .2808 cm/s Data Table 1 shows the data collected from Exercise 1: Low Velocity. The velocity was found by plotting the data. The velocity was found to be .2808 cm/s.

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Alex Hyatt Physics Lab 124-021 April 29, 2007 Table 2 Data Table 2 Exercise 1: High Velocity Time Displacement (s) (cm) 0.000 0.000 0.016 0.010 0.033 0.020 0.050 0.030 0.067 0.040 0.084 0.050 0.101 0.060 0.118 0.070 0.135 0.080 0.152 0.090 0.168 0.100 0.185 0.110 0.202 0.120 0.219 0.130 0.235 0.140 Velocity .5931 cm/s Data Table 2 is the data collected from Exercise 1: High Velocity. Again, the
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## This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PHYS 124 taught by Professor Jay during the Spring '07 term at Clemson.

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Physics Lab Report - Abstract In this lab we used the sin function to measure aspects of a moving wave W

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