Force and Accelerations Lab

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RYERSON UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS LAB REPORT FOR PCS 211 SECTION 11 TITLE OF EXPERIMENT: STATIC EQUILIBRIUM: FORCE AND TORQUES EXPERIMENTERS: ABDI ABDIRAHMAN -500220713 PETER CANTISANO - 500198326 GROUP G AUTHORS OF THIS REPORT: ABDI ABDIRAHMAN -500220713 PETER CANTISANO – 500198326 EXPERIMENT PERFORMED ON: March 11 th , 2008 REPORT SUBMITTED ON: March 18 th , 2008 TA’S NAME: MATTHEW RODRIGUES Objective

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The purpose of this experiment is to show the relationship between force and acceleration in a friction free environment and to illustrate the concept of mass Background Introduction Newton’s second law states that any net external force applied to a mass causes the mass to accelerate according to the equation F = m a . Because of frictional forces, experience does not always seem to support this. For example, when you are driving a car you must apply a constant force to keep the car moving with a constant velocity. In the absence of friction, the car would continue to move with a constant velocity after the force was removed. The continued application of force causes the car to accelerate. Procedure and Observation 1. The two photogate timers over the tracks were assembled and the distance between the two timers were measured and recorded.
2. The mass of the glider, hanger, weight (40g), and string were measure and totalled up

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## This note was uploaded on 05/23/2010 for the course PHYSICS PCS211 taught by Professor Juan during the Winter '09 term at Ryerson.

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