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Unformatted text preview: Gage Morris Lab Partner: Lucas Experiment 6 I N TRODUCT ION For this experiment, we are using a mechanical oscillator. We have a table with holes through it (air table) and a table that sits on top of it. On the upper table is a piece of carbon paper with a piece of white paper on top of the carbon paper. On top of the air table there are posts at either end. Between these two posts there is a puck with one spring from the puck to a post, and then another spring to the other post. Before the experiment begins, we get record the period of the puck as it is launched, we weight the puck, and find its period and angular velocity (both by sight). When the experiment is being performed, the levels go the air table, the puck and springs, white paper, carbon paper, a metal plate, and then the other table. There is also a spark generator that has a black colored cord on the metal plate, and a red colored cord attached to a spring. When the spark generator is activated, a spark jumps between the anchor point on the puck and the metal plate on the upper...
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2010 for the course PHY 56630 taught by Professor Coker during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '10