Physics110 Lab #5 Cover Letter and Abstract

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Experiment V: Projectile Motion George Fountain III Lab Partner: Swati Samtani Instructor: David Friedlander-Holm September 29, 2010 Physics 110: Section 002
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Abstract: A Projectile Launcher was used to study the factors and components essential to projectile motion. This experiment was performed by launching the yellow ball from both a 0° angle and 25° angle. Using the 2-meter stick, the initial height of the projection and final distance to the Time of Flight Accessory pad were measured and recorded for each launch angle. The Photogate computer program was attached to the Projectile Launcher and Time of Flight Accessory pad, to accurately record the velocity of the ball, distance, and maximum height the ball traveled for each trial. With five different trials for each angle setting, the average was
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Unformatted text preview: reasonably taken to get a good account of the balls projectile motion statistics. Using the computer program and averages, the calculated range was 1.59 0.036 meters and the calculated time of flight was 0.49 0.004 seconds for the 0 launch angle. The calculated range was 1.98 0.097 meters with a calculated time of flight at 0.49 0.051 seconds for the 25 launch angle. Possible source of error includes air resistance against the ball, since we did not regulate the amount of air flowing throughout the classroom. This could have factored into our data since our groups Projectile Launcher was very close to the open hallway door, which could have caused cross wind gusts entering the open room....
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