# lab10 - after it is a number that is dependent on weight...

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Physics 310 Experiment 10 Archimedes’s Principle DATA SHEET Name: Carol Zacharias Date: 04/18/2010 1. (3 points) Use MS Paint or some other drawing program to draw a free body diagram of the hanging mass before it is submerged in the water. Paste your drawing in the space below. 2. (3 points) Use MS Paint or some other drawing program to draw a free body diagram of the hanging mass after it is submerged in the water. Paste your drawing in the space below. Phys310 Lab Page 1 Experiment 10

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Physics 204 Experiment 10 continued 3. (3 points) What is the force sensor measuring? The force sensor is measuring the apparent weight of the hanging mass. 4. (3 points) Do your free body diagrams explain why the buoyant force is the difference between the force readings before and after submersion? Explain. Yes because the Boyant force is the difference between the force due to tension and the force of gravity, before submersion it is zero and
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Unformatted text preview: after it is a number that is dependent on weight. Data (3 points) Enter the data from the experiment in the table below. Volume (x10-5 m 3 ) Buoyant Force (N) 4.9 .4 4.3 .4 3.8 .3 3.1 .3 2.4 .2 1.8 .2 1.3 .1 Phys310 Lab Page 2 Experiment 10 Physics 204 Experiment 10 continued (3 points) The slope from the straight line fit of the data is .084. (3 points) The calculated value of the density of water is 832kg/m^3. The standard value for the density of water is 1000 kg/m 3 . (3 points) The percent difference between your calculated value of the density of water and the standard value is 16.8%. Questions 1. (3 points) Does the data support Archimedes’ principle? Yes, it does. 2. (3 points) What are some of the sources of error in the experiment? Misreading the data can cause the results to be slightly skewed, from the sensor graph as well as the flask. Phys310 Lab Page 3 Experiment 10...
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