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# Lab 126 - Prachi Shah Physics Honors Lab Lab 126 November...

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Prachi Shah Physics Honors Lab Lab 126 November 12, 2007 Conservation of Momentum and Impulse Theorem Purpose: The purpose of this experiment is to understand the concepts of conservation of momentum, conservation of Kinetic Energy, elastic collisions, and inelastic collisions. Procedure: Part 1 1. Weigh the gliders and level the air track. 2. Attach rubber band yokes the gliders to create an elastic collision. 3. Connect photogate 1 to port DG1 and photogate 2 to port DG2. 4. Position the lighter mass outside of photogate 1 and the heavier mass between the two photogates. 5. Push the lighter mass and record the initial and finals velocities of both masses using the photogates. 6. Perform a test run. 7. Run several trials using different masses. Part 2 1. Setup a motion detector on one end of the air track. 2. Add a reflector to one end and a needle to another end of a glider. Add a wax receptacle one end of the other glider. 3. Weigh both gliders. 4. Perform a test run. 5. Record the velocity before and after the impact. 6. Run several trials changing the second mass. Data and Calculations: PART 1

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Point # M 1 [kg] v 1 before collisio n [m/s] v 1 ' after collisio n [m/s] M 2 [kg] v 2 [m/s] M 1 v
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## This note was uploaded on 06/02/2010 for the course MGMT 121 taught by Professor Morozova during the Spring '10 term at NJIT.

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