Physics110 Lab #6 Report

Physics110 Lab #6 Report - Experiment VI: Friction George...

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Experiment VI: Friction George Fountain III Lab Partner: Swati Samtani Instructor: David Friedlander-Holm October 7, 2010 Physics 110: Section 002
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Abstract: The Pasco dynamics track was used to study the effect frictional surfaces have on motion. This experiment was performed by connecting one of three friction carts to a hanging mass attached to a pulley, where a motion sensor would calculate the speed and acceleration of the cart or carts along the track. Carts contained plastic (slick) bottoms, felt surfaces, cork surfaces. Four different scenarios were applied, including four trials for the velocity dependence situation, two trials for the surface area dependence situation, three trials for the weight dependence situation, and one trial for the material dependence trial. Using the calculations of equation “x” (µ=(mg-ma-Ma)/Mg) and equation “X” (Force of Friction=mg-ma-Ma), the force was friction was most in the plastic bottom surface cart with a lot of weight (8.204 N) and the
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