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Acceleration And Circular Motion October 8, 2009 Performed by: Adam Edison, Zack Schindler, and Tamzid Mafiz TA: Barun Dhar 1301_500 I. Statement The objective of the lab was to prove to the Citizen Committee that the passengers of a proposed new ride, “The Spinner,” are always accelerating. The physics involved in the experiment is, acceleration, circular motion, and angular speed. II. Data and Prediction Equations For the setup of the experiment we placed a beam on the ground that rotated in circular motion and placed the camera, so that it looked straight down at the beam. A dot was placed on the beam to mark the radius, which would be used in the lab. The camera was zoomed in, so that we could see the dot clearer as it rotated. The beam was sent into motion by a force from my finger and data was using the camera collected. We predict that a person on the ride traveling with a constant speed will have acceleration because they will be constantly changing direction. Because the velocity was uniform, we used = d ω θ /dt , and integrated that with respect to time to get the following equation for θ , θ
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2010 for the course LAW 4328 taught by Professor Yang during the Spring '10 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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