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Unformatted text preview: mass, which was 0.70 meters away from the axis. We solved for the mass, which is shown, in my calculations. From the calculations you can see the second condition of equilibrium applied. We used this to find the actual mass of the meter stick. We found the mass of the meter stick, as 0.078kg while the actual is 0.2kg, which gives us a percent error of 39.0%. There were quite a few sources of error from looking at the percent error. One possible source of error was the meter stick never being truly balanced. During the lab, it seemed like it would be balanced for a few seconds, then fall to one of the sides. Also, there could have been error in the placement of the sliders and the masses that we knew. The placement couldve been a little off, and that couldve affected other results in the lab....
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- Spring '06