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Mechanical Energy - The theory predicts an intercept at 0,...

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Adam J. Englert October 15, 2008 Mechanical Energy Lab 8:30 – 10:20 Lab partners: William Cochran, Omar Jabarti The purpose of this experiment is to study conservation of total mechanical energy. As we raise one end of the air track, the glider has an increasing velocity due to the change in gravity. The equipment that I used in this experiment was an air track, glider, meter stick, and a computerized data acquisition system.
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So after looking at my data collected in this experiment we can see that the slope was at - 1.56, which is slightly off from where the data needed to be for this information to be correct.
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Unformatted text preview: The theory predicts an intercept at 0, while in the graph it shows the intercept at -3.77. Tria l H(m) Vf Kef Ui U f ΔU 1 1 0.007 0.278 11.70853-23.6958-23.6958-1.56543-3.7701 2 2 0.014 0.436 28.79954-47.3916-47.3916 0.087986 3.4529 97 3 0.021 0.543 44.66962-71.0874-71.0874 0.993722 2.9686 99 4 0.028 0.611 56.55813-94.7832-94.7832 No No Mechanical Energy was not conserved within the experiment error, but it was really close to being successful. So in conclusion, this experiment shows how the total change in energy is equal with a constant slope in the form of: y=mx+b....
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2011 for the course BUS A202 taught by Professor Tindall during the Spring '10 term at IUPUI.

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